December 2011

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Parmesan and Rosemary Breadsticks

December 28, 2011

I pilfered the idea for these breaksticks from an old issue of Metropolitan Home magazine (yet another casualty of the digital revolution). The original recipe was woefully off-track with regards to the balance of wet and dry ingredients, so I’ve altered it quite a bit. Yet, the original recipe’s Parmesan and rosemary combination is a […]

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Christmas Cottage Cake

December 18, 2011

Most of my friends who bake have their Christmas traditions pretty firmly established by now. Not me! This year I initiated what is likely to become one of my family’s most enduring customs—Christmas Cottage Cake. It’s a dense almond tea cake baked in a cottage-shaped pan. Although the finished cake looks impressive, with the right tools […]

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Cauliflower Soup

December 5, 2011

Creamy purée of cauliflower soup garnished with shreds of fried Brussels sprouts and a drizzling of roasted garlic olive oil. Simple and delicious!

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