Maple Cinnamon Biscuits

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If you’re looking for something different to make for breakfast or brunch, try these biscuits. They’re wonderful hot out of the oven with butter.

The original recipe calls for adding 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans. I left them out because the boys don’t love nuts in things, but I personally think they’d be a great addition. […]

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Empanadas

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Empanadas have been part of our regular dinner rotation for a while now. The boys LOVE them – well, three out of four boys love them. One still primarily eats yogurt and peanut butter sandwiches. Now, wouldn’t you think it was easy to make a meal that three out of four boys eat? Well, it […]

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Homemade Hamburger Buns

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My sister Lauren visited some dear friends in California who are amazing cooks.  She was snapping iPhone photos of every meal they had, and one looked better than the next.   One afternoon, she snapped a shot of homemade hamburger buns and I was inspired!   I’m much better at breads made with yeast these days, so […]

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Grilled California Pizzas

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We had 8 kids for lunch the other day, and I felt like serving something more interesting than sandwiches, so I decided to make pizza on the grill. My sister Lauren makes it and raves about it so I figured I’d give it a shot as most kids love pizza. Well, most kids except mine. […]

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Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Icing

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I’m a sweets person at heart. I try so hard to cook healthy meals, but I’m perpetually drawn to sweet baked treats like these. I made these the other day for the boys’ breakfast and each boy gave them a double thumbs up.

These cinnamon rolls are very easy to make. Unlike most cinnamon roll recipes, […]

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Popovers

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The other morning I decided to try something new for breakfast. I made popovers. It was Saturday morning, and as they were cooking, the house smelled like Thanksgiving dinner minus the turkey. These are surprisingly easy to make. You make a basic egg batter, pour it into greased muffin tins, and throw them into a […]

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Southern Biscuits

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So, I’ve been playing around with Twitter lately. I figure it’s time I should have a first-hand understanding of the software that the boys will be using in a couple of years. My sister has been talking about Twitter for quite some time now, so I finally joined. I’ll […]

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Whole-Wheat Biscuits

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My boys are on a biscuit kick. They ask for them almost every night. If only I could get them to ask for a chicken dish, or something with good protein in it every night.

These biscuits are quite easy to make, especially if you have a stand mixer. You basically […]

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French Gougères

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My mother sent me this recipe the other day.   These cheese puffs are a popular French hors d’oeuvre and a specialty of the Burgundy region of France.   They’re typically made with Gruyere cheese which is one of my favorites for cooking (and eating!)   I’m told they go well with a nice glass of red wine.

These […]

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Ultimate Banana Bread

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This recipe comes from the August 2010 issue of Cooks Illustrated. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy reading the magazine? One recipe is better than the next. I typically try several new recipes from each issue.

When coming up with this recipe, the folks at Cooks Illustrated tried […]

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