Category Archives: Baking

Speculaasbrokken

                    The short story is that this is a great winter cookie – not too sweet, nicely spiced, attractive in a very un-fussy sort of way and it stores and packs up … Continue reading

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Ready…Set…Bake!! Cookie Season Is Here! (and so are semolina biscotti)

It’s that time again folks.  Halloween decorations are put away.  A nip is in the air.  Relatives are calling to ask what they can bring for Thanksgiving.  It all adds up to one thing – Cookie Season has arrived!  If … Continue reading

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Crunchy Granola-ness To Go

Summer is grab-and-go time.  I like to get going early in the morning, before Long Island’s delightful hazy-hot-humid kicks in.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I’m a fan of skipping breakfast, or dealing with family members who have skipped it.  … Continue reading

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Ginger Cookies

I am constantly tinkering with all sorts of ginger-y baked goods.  I love them all  - gingerbread, ginger biscotti, ginger scones and, of course, ginger cookies.  Here is my latest effort, and it incorporates a few of my favorite spins … Continue reading

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Butternut & Chile Pizza

                    Pizza?  Flatabread?  Flizza?  I don’t really know what the difference is between the two anymore.  I see plain “pizzas” topped with just rosemary, oil and salt and flatbreads piled high … Continue reading

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Herb Pastes and Sugars – Preserving The Summer

      I realized that around this time of year, I pay a lot of attention to the weather reports.  Not because I want to make sure the kids dress appropriately for the weather, but because I want to … Continue reading

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Ginger “+” Biscotti

Ideas for things to bake (or cook) are born from different sparks.  Sometimes it’s figuring out how to combine some great farmer’s market finds into a cohesive meal.  Sometimes it’s trying to recreate a dish, or a specific flavor, that … Continue reading

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Artichoke Stuffed Bread

We’re used to having artichokes stuffed with breadcrumbs, but this week I turned it around and stuffed the bread with artichokes instead.  The result was a family hit, and will be sitting on our Thanksgiving table this Thursday.  Besides tasting … Continue reading

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Savory Tomato Galette

So … how was your summer?  Mine was great, but, as always, it went by too quickly.  We traveled to Michigan for the first time and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, Sleeping Bear dunes and an absolutely fantastic meal at Boathouse restaurant … Continue reading

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Bread Baking on the Grill

I know I’ve mentioned both how much I love baking bread and how much I hate heating up the kitchen during the summer.  These two sentiments pretty much put me between a rock and a hard place. After all, baking … Continue reading

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