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I’ve always loved Thanksgiving, and always hated pumpkin pie. I think most people don’t really like pumpkin pie all that much. If they did, why would they only eat it once a year?
This year I wanted to incorporate a traditional Thanksgiving food, but in a new way. I knew I wanted to do something with fresh-made cranberry sauce, and first thought of making it just like a cherry pie.
Wait, brainstorm … Cheesecake! Read More »
Have I mentioned lately how much I love our Dutch oven? (Even though Le Creuset insists on calling it a French oven.) You can throw just about any big hunk of meat in there and a few hours later you’ve got an amazing dinner. The funny thing is, the more we use it the more [...]
The more home-made food we eat, the more we think modern recipes are way too sweet. Everything you buy at the grocery store is loaded with corn syrup — even the kielbasi. (I’m not kidding, check the ingredients.) That’s why our perfect brownie recipe is more chocolaty and less sweet. It’s why we love the [...]
I used to think recipes calling for bread flour were being pretentious, like the recipes that specify Kosher salt, or fresh-ground black pepper. Then I started using Kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper and realized, “Hey, you know what? Some of this stuff makes a difference.” So I read up on what makes the different [...]
When I was making Colcannon for St. Paddy’s Day, I very nearly stopped with the sautéed cabbage. It was that good. It took me a couple of weeks to get back to it but I finally did, and it was just as good on its own as I thought it would be. Ingredients ½ head [...]