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“No way you really made this. Really, you made this? This is the most beautiful pie crust I’ve ever seen, the best pie crust I’ve ever eaten.” The day I heard those gracious compliments I knew 1) my friend wasn’t lying 2) those words were well deserved 3) he couldn’t have said them honestly or […]
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The Sweeter of the Season Maple syrup warms. Unlike sugar that simply sweetens, maple adds character and nutrients where sugar does not. Maple syrup, made from the boiled sap from maple trees, can easily replace sugar in many recipes. Just make sure the flavor pairs well with what you’re cooking. I love it in baked […]
Once a month I pack a box ingredients and kitchen equipment into a community center kitchen. I teach a monthly class on kitchen basics: chicken, pasta, kid-friendly breakfasts, simple soups, desserts, and most recently rice. The class themes are by request from the residents who attend them. The aim is to make food stamp dollars […]
I’ve been asking friends, family, several of you for the last year: Do you own an Instant Pot? What are you doing with it? Should the rest of us holdouts join the club? It’s an investment It’s not like it’s a cheap, gotta-have-it spatula or gizmo, the electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot has a high entry-level […]
Today I’m going to tempt you into making my favorite snack. And then I will be tempted to come to your house to sample it all for you. I LOVE homemade almond butter. Maybe you are thinking “Making almond butter is crazy speak. Why would I go to the effort of making almond butter when […]