Post Tagged with: "recipe"

Get ready for your mouth to open ?sesame?

Grocery stores are such interesting places if you look up from your shopping list and study shelves where you don?t normally search for ingredients. There are a lot of fascinating foods out there that, to be honest, I have no idea how to do anything with. Not long ago I bought some sesame oil. I?d never used it before, but […]

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Crackin? good: Egg cookies ain?t no yolk

My grandma made the best custard pie. It was cinnamon-y and delicious, and I always looked forward to getting a piece at family gatherings. I think she might have kept making it partially because she knew I liked it so much. When Joey joined the family, the first chance I got to expose him to her custard pie, I was […]

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Chill out with this no-churn ice cream

Several weeks ago, a friend of mine enlisted my help with a thank-you dessert bar for some awesome volunteers. For my contribution to the spread, she asked if I?d bring ice cream. Now, a normal person would have gone to the store, bought a couple containers of ice cream and brought them on over. But I saw this as an […]

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You ?oat? to try this awesome oatmeal cake

If being a teacher has taught me nothing else, it is that teenagers are incredibly motivated by food. Not long ago, my yearbook students earned a baked treat for completing a big milestone. When the nine of them sat down to decide what they wanted me to make for them, I learned another lesson: teenagers are picky?even with dessert. After […]

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There?s ?muffin? wrong with this recipe

For days, I had about a dozen leftover strawberries sitting in my fridge, and I was baffled as to what to do with them. After some Web searching, I decided it was time to make something for breakfast, and when I ran across a recipe for strawberry coffee cake muffins on the blog called ?Living Better Together,? I was sold. […]

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You can be on a roll with this lasagna recipe

One of the reasons I love trying new recipes is that I seem to learn new tricks and methods with each one. For this week?s recipe, I received three lessons. First, lasagna noodles love to stick together. I had all kinds of trouble with my noodles fusing together in my colander. Next time I cook them, I?ll have a better […]

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New mac & cheese recipe isn?t Greek to me

I imagine that years ago there was a person standing in a kitchen, trying to figure out what to feed the family for dinner. This person noticed that the pantry contained a lot of pasta and a lot of cheese but not much else. It was on this fateful day that macaroni and cheese was born. It sounds like such […]

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Cauliflower soup is good for more winter

If you missed it, let me fill you in on one of the current health-food crazes sweeping the Internet: cauliflower. Food blogs and Pinterest boards will yield recipes for everything from mashed cauliflower that the author swears your kids will think is mashed potatoes to baked cauliflower pizza crusts. I?d read enough posts extolling me that I wouldn?t be able […]

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Sweet potato dish: a path to cloud nine

Just before Christmas, I got the chance to do some cooking with the daughters of some of our good friends. Their dad and Joey were busy watching a basketball game, so the girls wandered into the kitchen to help. (I?m going to use that term loosely.) In addition to learning how to roll peppernuts and how to use a vegetable […]

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Warm up with this ‘spud’tacular soup

Here?s a current event you don?t need the newspaper to report for you: it?s stinkin? cold outside! Winter finally decided to rear its ugly head, and I?m not all that excited. The only nice thing about cold weather for me is that I can fire up my oven and heat up the house, and I?m actually happy about it. If […]

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