Category Archives: Baking

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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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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The Trouble With Fads…

                  Sometimes, something really great gets taken up as a fad … and that’s terrible.  Yes, terrible, because, as we all know, fads follow the law of gravity – what comes up, … Continue reading

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Florence’s Biscotti (V2.0) Goes To The Fair

When we were young, in addition to tests or projects at school (which I think of as the childhood version of “work”), we had lots of opportunities to show our stuff. Kids did it all the time.  There were art … 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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Toasted Almond-Sauteed Apple-Greek Yogurt Cake

    I’m thinking that I have to come up with a name for this cake, because Toasted Almond- Sauteed Apple-Greek Yogurt Cake is:  a. a mouthful, and b. somehow too complicated to be appetizing.  Which isn’t accurate, because this … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread On My Schedule

I love sourdough bread, and sourdough bread-baking.  I’m the proud owner of a starter that I began 4 years ago using a bunch of organic grapes, some bread flour and water.  I use it often.  The problem?  Well, none really, … Continue reading

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