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Holiday Cookie Baking Day #4: Cashing in my (chocolate) chips

I had a bit more time for baking today and got back to my usual 3 batch a day habit. (SMILE) Today’s cookie varieties included 2 familiar recipes and one new one. I started with traditional peanut butter cookies using … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookie Baking Day #3: Nothing Quik-er

Today is a slow day for cookie baking. I forgot to pull my supply of butter out of the refrigerator, so I was only able to make one batch. I think it is a really neat one, though. Strawberry Chipsters … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookie Baking Day #2: M&M Good!

I was home all day with a sick boy but I didn’t get any baking done. Other duties held my attention until after dinner, but even then I made up 2 batches of cookies — 5 dozen of each. The … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookie Baking Day #1: Oh, Fudge!

Today I started baking for our annual cookie party, where I make 80-100 dozen cookies and treats for an all-day Open House. After a quick trip to the grocery to pick up final supplies and a short detour of time … Continue reading

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My Word Gift Guide # 9: Silpat non-stick baking mats

# 9 Silpat non-stick baking mats I received some of these as a gift many years ago and they are used throughout the year, but especially in the run-up to my annual Cookie Party. Each year I make between 80 … Continue reading

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My Word Gift Guide # 7: Cucina Rustica cookbook

# 7 Cucina Rustica Another great cookbook from my kitchen shelf. I regularly make family favorites Suga Sciue Sciue and Sausage Risotto. Great, simple, straightforward recipes to feed your Italian food desires. All Gift Guide Recommendations: # 6 The Italian … Continue reading

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Video/Photos: Hard cider project is fermenting

As you may have seen from my Twitter and Facebook stream, I have decided to “cook up” a batch of hard cider to celebrate the season. During our recent visit to the UK, we were both reminded how much we … Continue reading

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My Word Gift Guide # 1: KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers

# 1 KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer I know this might seem a pricy gift, even for someone you love (SMILE), but I am so happy with my older KitchenAid mixer that I thought it only fitting to start with … Continue reading

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Video: Making buttermilk cornmeal waffles

Not much sound on this video (who wants to talk much BEFORE they’ve had their waffles), but here I give you a little walk-through of a somewhat typical morning making buttermilk cornmeal waffles. Yum! I discovered this recipe on The … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Online: Stock Your Freezer – Tips and Tricks

Image by hoi polloi via Flickr Link: Stock Your Freezer – Tips and Tricks There are a lot of great tips for the kitchen in this post – so many that I am having to work through it slowly. Even … Continue reading

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Food: When the cupboard is bare: Important kitchen substitutions

Image by Mel B. via Flickr This article was written for another publication, but never appeared. I am including it here, as I think the information is useful for the cooks among you. — Douglas In a dream world, when … Continue reading

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Douglas quoted in “Behind the Knife” cooking blog today

I am quoted today in this blog post from “Behind the Knife”… Burning Questions: Can I Buy at a Restaurant Supply Store If I’m Not a Chef? Part Three from Behind the Knife by Lisa Rogak And more great ideas: … Continue reading

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Yeast-raised waffles this morning

Made these waffles this morning after they rose all night. Yum! From this recipe…Raised Waffles Related Posts: Video: Making buttermilk cornmeal waffles Food: Buttermilk Cornmeal Waffles Photo: Christmas morning at our house Sunshine, coffee and Twitter in the morning

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