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Kolaches

We caught an episode of Cooks Country on PBS a couple of weeks ago. It’s a variation of America’s Test Kitchen, because… why have one PBS cooking show when you can have two? But that’s neither here nor there… The program showed th...

Colds, Crackers, and Chicken Soup

It’s official. We all have colds. I’m not sure where it started – it could have been me bringing it home from work or Nonna could have been Typhoid Mary picking it up from her great-grandchildren the other day. But assessing blame for a cold ...

Pear Upside Down Cake

I’ve been whining about Bon Appetit for months (years)… I get that I’m not the de...

Cinnamon Rolls

  Hot, fresh, light-as-a-feather cinnamon rolls for breakfast. What could be better?!? Many mo...

Sunday Scones

  Scones. There are probably more variations on this Scottish quickbread than there are Scots t...

Apple Cranberry Crostata

  Who says you can’t have a fabulous dessert in minutes? Well… it’s minutes ...

Banana Upside Down Cake

  I came home to several rapidly-blackening bananas. It seems Nonna just hasn’t been in ...

Apple Cake

  Victor has been charged with making his Apple Cake for great-nephew Miles’ Christening...

Peppers

  The peppers are suddenly multiplying, outside. What started off as a pretty dismal season ha...

Peach Strudel

  Peaches. Did I mention we had a lot of them? We still do – but they’ve been re-p...

Sesame Crackers

  Victor decided to make some homemade cheese today. Naturally, a homemade cheese calls for a ...

Cranberry Tangerine Bread

 Tim Dineen A take on a basic Cranberry Orange bread. 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 2 tea...

Pie Crust

Pie Dough for a double crust: 2 cups flour 1/3 cup cake flour 1/2 lb butter, frozen pinch salt 2 ...

Chicken Soup & Cornbread

If there is any benefit to not feeling well, it’s having Victor cook.  Chicken soup and a sl...

Cranberry Scones

It’s Sunday Morning and the scent of fresh-baked scones is wafting through the house mingling...