Classic Buttermilk Waffles

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I know I’ve said this before, but these are REALLY my sons’ favorite waffles. It was a unanimous vote. This will now be my go-to waffle recipe for the boys.The recipe calls for pastry flour OR all-purpose flour. I have only ever used all-purpose. Pastry flour is supposed to make them a bit lighter. The […]

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Vanilla Custard Squares

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Our family LOVES puff pastry. We also LOVE custard, so this dessert is right up our alley. It’s somewhat time consuming to make, and you have to plan ahead because it needs to chill for four hours before you serve it, but it’s well worth the planning. Our family inhaled it.Buying Pepperidge Farm puff […]

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Homemade Irish Cream

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After dinner, on a cold winter’s evening, there’s nothing better than a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream, and if you don’t happen to have a bottle at home, you can make your own easily. It won’t take more than 10 minutes and it’s ready to drink as soon as you make it. My husband […]

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Instant Pot Yogurt

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First things first – definitely start this in the morning because it can take up to twelve hours before it’s finished.I’ve read a lot of articles about making yogurt in an instant pot and since we are a big yogurt-eating family, I decided to try it. I found the process to be a little finicky […]

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Celery Soup

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I periodically buy celery for specific recipes and never use all of it. I was speaking to my sisters, who said that they make ‘ants on a log’ with their extra celery, but that didn’t sound too appealing to me, so I decided to use my extra celery to make celery soup, and I […]

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Peanut Butter Brownies

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These brownies were a big hit in our house. If you decide to try them, I have a few tips. First, make sure you have marshmallows available, and not rock-hard ones. I tried to use some from a bag that had been opened a couple of months ago, and it was a disaster. Definitely […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie? During this pandemic I have been doing lots of cooking and lots of reading. I love to borrow e-books from the library, and I have found that lots of cookbooks are available to borrow. This cookie recipe comes from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Magnolia Bakery is a […]

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Chia Pudding

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Ch-ch-ch-chia!

One of our sons is a runner, and after I read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (great book, by the way), I suggested that he, like the runners in the book, start to make chia seeds part of his regular diet. I […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Scones

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This is a one-bowl scone recipe that my boys love. They’re not terribly sweet and your home will smell great as they cook. I find that cinnamon in the oven always does that.You don’t absolutely need parchment paper to make this recipe, but I find that it’s quite helpful. This recipe involves rolling out the […]

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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It has been a pretty mild winter so far in NYC, but we’ve had the occasional really cold day that makes you yearn for a bowl of creamy, hot soup. I made a butternut squash soup a couple of weeks ago that called for an apple and spices like cinnamon and sugar. It reminded me […]

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