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Cream of Artichoke Soup

Before Thanksgiving, I usually think about savory foods. This is because I already know what I’m going to do in terms of dessert (pie, of course!), so I need to spend more time working out the other things on the menu, like soups and side dishes. Last year, the soup course was some kind of potato soup that was uninspiring and perhaps a bit too ... Read More »

Vegetarian Stuffing

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, this dish and its many variations are a classic holiday dinner side dish. Personally, I always called it stuffing, regardless of the fact that it may or may not have actually be stuffed in a bird. I don’t really care for the mushy texture of the in-bird stuffings, so I tend to opt for the “on the side” ... Read More »

Dried Cranberry Dinner Rolls

Thanksgiving is only a week away and I don’t know about you, but I’m already starting to think about what I’m going to serve. I don’t usually do “test recipes,” making up a batch of something before I intend to serve it, and this isn’t one. Instead, these rolls came about as al the ideas that I had for different courses and ingredients were floating ... Read More »

Chewy, Chunky Blondies

I know that I just recently made something from Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours, but as I flipped through the book I bookmarked over a dozen recipes that I wanted to try, so here is another one. This recipe appealed to me both because I like blondies and because there is so much good stuff packed into these. A blondie ... Read More »

Lemon Cornmeal Bundt Cake with Raspberries

If you think that the name I gave this cake is long, let me assure you that it could have been longer. It almost makes me wish I was the sort of person who could come up with short, cutesy names for my creations, like “Mary Sunshine Cake” or something. Alas, I am not and so we are all stuck with a long name. Names ... Read More »

Sunday Brunch: The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

One of the first recipes I made on this site was for buttermilk pancakes. The recipe was one I used frequently, probably for years, with only tiny variations as I never really looked at a written recipe when I went to make them. Those pancakes are slightly thicker a puffier, although still tender and not too heavy. This new recipe is why it sometimes pays ... Read More »

Ultimate Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

If you have ever even considered applying the word “chocoholic” to yourself, you simply must make these cookies. They are the ultimate in chocolate sandwich cookie-ness. They start with fairly thin chocolate cookies that come out of the oven slightly crisp at the edges, due to their thickness (or lack thereof), and have a chewy, chocolaty center. The cookies are rather like thin brownies and ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie, Squared

square of pumpkin pie

┬áThe first thing you might notice about this piece of pumpkin pie is that it does not look like a traditional slice of pie. Instead of using a 9-inch round pie pan, I opted to use an 8-inch square baking pan. I did it partially out of laziness because the square pan was right in front of me and fresh from the dishwasher, and partially ... Read More »

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