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Republic of Pie, North Hollywood, CA

Republic of Pie Chicken Pot Pie

There is never a bad time for pie, but there are lots of sub-par pies out there. Pies are time consuming to make, when compared to some other types of baked goods, so you tend to see a lot more cookies, muffins and cakes served at coffee shops instead of pies. If you’re in LA and really want to get a slice of great pie ... Read More »

Homemade Strawberry Milk

Homemade Strawberry Milk

I was not a fan of chocolate milk as a child, but I was a huge fan of strawberry milk. I – like so many other kids – generously scooped Strawberry Nesquick into tall glasses of milk any time I had the opportunity. I loved strawberries, sweet things and that pink color, so that strawberry-flavored mix had it all as far as I was concerned. ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

These Rhubarb Coconut Popsicles from In Sock Monkey Slippers are popsicles that have it all: sweet, tart, creamy and crunchy flavors and textures. They have tart rhubarb that is infused with Grand Marnier, swirled into a creamy coconut popsicle base that is lightly sweetened with honey. And the crunch? That comes from the fact that the popsicles are frozen, of course! Although if you’re anything ... Read More »

Strawberry Snickerdoodles

Strawberry Snickerdoodle

A snickerdoodle is a classic cookie, the kind of bake sale staple that we all have eaten alongside chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. It’s a sugar cookie rolled in a generous coating of cinnamon sugar that gives it a warm golden finish and a spicy sweetness. That sugar coating doesn’t need to be limited to cinnamon sugar, however. You can mix it up with ... Read More »

How to Make Strawberry Sugar

How to Make Strawberry Sugar

Vanilla sugar is the most common flavored sugar, and it’s one that you’ve probably made – it’s a great way to use up spent vanilla beans – or sprinkled on top of hot or cold cereal for breakfast. I keep a big container of it in my pantry and use it to add extra vanilla flavor to cookies and quick breads, too. But vanilla sugar ... Read More »

White Mountain Ice Cream Maker

White Mountain Ice Cream Maker

Most home ice cream makers turn out about a quart of ice cream at a time. This is a good amount for solo snacking or for dishing up a few servings for a small group, but it isn’t enough for a crowd. There are some ice cream makers with internal compressors that are able to make batch after batch of ice cream when more is ... Read More »

Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

I grow tomatoes in my garden during the summer, and that typically means that my kitchen is completely overflowing with tomatoes. My tomatoes seem to ripen in waves, so when I have a fresh batch, I usually rush to use them up before the next wave hits. I make pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes and store it in the freezer for later use. I make ... Read More »

Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love

Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love

If you have ever been inside a Japanese bakery, you’ll know that the cakes and pastries may look similar to those that you would find in a French bakery, but that they feature slightly more unusual flavors, such as black sesame, green tea and red bean. Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love is a great book to start with, whether you’re already a fan of Japanese baked goods ... Read More »

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