• Recipes

    Beer Cheese Fondue Dip

    by  • February 22, 2011 • Recipes • 7 Comments

    I mentioned making beer cheese dip for a Superbowl party a few weeks ago and Kellie asked for the recipe. Ask and ye shall receive, readers! albeit on a delayed schedule… Alex made this dip from scratch. It follows the typical fondue method: dust grated cheese with flour and mustard, warm a liquid with...

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    Holla Challah!

    by  • February 8, 2011 • Family, Parent, Recipes • 4 Comments

    Challah is said with a ‘holla!’ attitude in this house. I apologize to Jewish families who eat challah as a sabbath bread, but I really can’t even think of this bread without the tune of Hollaback Girl rising in my mind. It doesn’t matter how you say it or whether you think of the...

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    Church Lady Orange Cookies

    by  • February 3, 2011 • Kids Cook, Recipes • 4 Comments

    On January 28th, I wanted to make cookies. More than the sweet treat, I wanted to be comforted by baking something delicious and familiar. Standing in my way was one impediment: we had no butter and no plans to replace it until Pantry Month was over. Because I didn’t really want to experiment with...

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    Healthy Snack Cake

    by  • January 25, 2011 • Parent, Recipes • 9 Comments

    The other day I noticed a little bit of homemade applesauce and some home-pureed pumpkin leftover in the fridge. I wanted to make something with them before they went bad. Five year old Lil and I had just made muffins for a meal so we wanted something a little different and came up with...

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    Best Banana Bread

    by  • January 18, 2011 • Family, Recipes • 5 Comments

    This is the best banana bread. I know so because it is my mother’s recipe, the one I grew up with, and banana bread is nothing if not a recipe that elicits sensory memories. When I attempt to be unbiased, I still think this is a great quick bread. It is moist, rich with...

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    Snow Cream

    by  • January 11, 2011 • Family, Recipes • 2 Comments

    If you are like us and find yourself with an abundance of snow and ennui, try making snow cream. We made it today and here’s what Lil has to say: “Snow cream has two ingredients.  First you have to get really fresh fresh snow and get some maple syrup or milk or chocolate syrup...

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