High-Rise Flaky Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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Yes, there are a billion copy cat recipes out there for cheddar bay biscuits. Yes, I’ve looked at a lot of them. Yes, they all sound pretty-good-to-very-good. But almost none of them actually contain Old Bay seasoning. And to me, the name “cheddar bay” tells me two things: There should be cheddar cheese in them […]

Chicken with Mushrooms and Thyme | Eat Right for Your Sight

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I received a complimentary copy of Eat Right for Your Sight. Product links are affiliate links. Thank you. It seems I have always known the term “macular degeneration.” It was one of those Big Words that I could be proud of knowing, like antidisestablishmentarianism. Auntie Ev lived with macular degeneration for decades. As I understood it, macular […]

Pina Colada Buttermilk Sherbet (No Churn Required) | Ice Cream Tuesday

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The Beloved and I drove up to meet our friends Kathy, Cheryl and Nikki up at a great little Indian restaurant in Morrisville that specializes in chaats, or street food. After eating ourselves silly (and drinking all the mango lassis), we went a couple of door down to the Indian supermarket. I was there specifically […]

Vodka Sauce Grandma Pizza Recipe (Homemade School Pizza)

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There were two cafeterias in our high school. One was the meat and vegetable “standard” high school cafeteria of the early 1980’s, complete with plump, mostly pleasant, hairnetted lunch ladies serving up homemade green beans and corn bread, meatloaf and chicken. The other was the fast food cafeteria. Burgers and dogs and pizza, oh my. […]

Why Does My Cinnamon Swirl Bread Separate? | What Can I Do For You Wednesday

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Notice that bit of a gap in the slice at the bottom of the photo? I’ll tell you why I think that happened in a bit. Today’s question comes from Phyllis. I love to make cinnamon raisin bread. I normally roll out the dough and spread it with butter, cinnamon, sugar and raisins. Then I […]

Cornish Saffron Easter Bread | Communion Bread and #BreadBakers

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I have made Cornish Saffron Bread before. Last year, I made it in three different shapes and used eggs from our girls to decorate it. Why did I make it again? You guys know I make the Communion bread for Nadine’s church, right? Well, they only have Communion four times a year: the first Sunday […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Orange Truffle Cake | Fundamental Friday: How to Cook Sugar

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How to Cook Sugar Sugar is such a versatile ingredient. Cream it with butter as a start to most American-style cakes and cupcakes. Add it to bread dough. Toss a small handful into your beef stew or tomato-based pasta sauce. Sugar has found a place in so many processed foods in part because it’s cheap […]

Chocolate Cake Fillings | What Can I Do For You Wednesday


Hi all. Elise asks, What is the difference between chocolate truffle, ganache, and chocolate mousse cake fillings? How do I know which to choose for my cake? This is a great question, partly because it’s a question, and I love answering questions, but also partly because it illustrates an issue of semantics. And here we go. […]

Gluten-Free Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecakes

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake is one of my beloved childhood desserts. Mom could whip one up very simply.  Usually a two-egg yellow cake, but with pineapple juice in place of the milk in the recipe. A bed of brown sugar with rings of pineapple nestled in along with a neon red cherry in the center of each one. […]

Introducing the Bunny Hill Easter Cake

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I went through a phase where I wanted to decorate cakes perfectly. There is certainly still a time and a place for that sort of precision, but today is not one of those days. Today is the kind of day that you get in the kitchen with your kids to make a fun Easter centerpiece […]