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Big Soft Pretzels

February 1, 2013

When I was in high school and college, I often made these soft pretzels for munching on during Sunday football. The recipe is based on one from Bon Appétit’s Favorite Restaurant Recipes cookbook (1982), which shared dishes from their (still hot!) R.S.V.P. column of “reader requests and editor favorites”. The recipe came from Sturgis Pretzel […]

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Buckwheat Crêpes

March 1, 2012

Saturday morning crêpes made to careful kid specifications are something of a tradition in our household. Although we’re quite devoted to my basic crêpe recipe from The Cookbook for Kids, we also like the tangy flavor and health benefits of buckwheat crêpes.  Buckwheat is not actually a grain. It is a fruit seed related to […]

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Valentine’s Day Sweets

February 10, 2012

Traditional heart-shaped cream scones and chocolate-dipped or jam-filled butter cookies are wonderful treats for Valentines Day.

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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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Big Cheese Twists

October 20, 2010

Store-bought puff pastry and a combination of Italian cheeses bake to a butttery, golden brown in these in super simple cheese twists. A great recipe for kids to try on their own.

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