Topless Tarte Tatin

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You guys, I’ve been gone for what feels like forever! For those of you who don’t know, Wally has been AWOL for almost 2 weeks now.  Sigh. We have been worried sick, and my facebook page kinda turned into a Where’s Wally? page for awhile.  At this point though, we think he is safe and […]

Real, Traditional, Authentic, Amazingly Good Butterscotch Candy

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Yesterday in the butterscotch versus caramel post, I said that both confections require salt, although butterscotch needs more than caramel.  And then I thought of that 1848 “recipe” for traditional Doncaster butterscotch, calling for one pound each of sugar and butter and a quarter pound of treacle.  I was also pondering the fact that the […]

Hot Curried Butterscotch Pudding and the Difference Between Butterscotch and Caramel

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Butterscotch gets a bad rap, I think.  Everyone is all “Oooh, caramel!” and “Oh, I just had some lovely salted caramel.” and “Yes, each caramel has exactly three flakes of salt from Tatooine balanced atop it. Magical!” But try talking butterscotch to these folks, and Noses turn Up.  “It’s too sweet.” and “It tastes like […]

Sunday Suppers: Smoky Bacon Bison Burgers

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We rarely eat red meat, but when Labor Day rolled around, The Beloved was all about having a burger and baked beans. And grilling.  He hadn’t grilled in a Very Long Time, although he has delusional memories of grilling “not that long ago.” Wrong!  But he always talks about grilling with such…longing. Like he has […]

Sour Cherry Biscoff Crostatas: I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

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Remember how George Peppard’s character Hannibal used to say “I love it when a plan comes together?” And then there’d be driving in the Rad Van and awesome A-Team music? Well, that’s how I felt when I made an experimental Biscoff crostata yesterday. Play the video so you can feel that way too. You may […]

Food52sday Recipe Inspiration: Seared Scallops with Spring Onion and Tarragon Cream

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So, what’s the deal with Food52sdays anyway? Y’all know I’m not Seafood girl, right? But, The Beloved is Most Assuredly a seafood guy, and since I Adore him, I let him pick a couple of seafood recipes for Food52sdays. This is one of them: Seared Scallops with Spring Onion and Tarragon Cream.  The original recipe […]

PMAT Live! Episodes 21a, b and c: All Things Pie Crust

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So, it’s Labor Day here in the good old U. S. of A. And I can’t think of a more appropriate post than this one.  Making pie is truly a labor of love, and making this videos was also truly a labor of love. If you are intimidated by making a pie, I think these […]