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Foolproof Lemon Tart

Meyer lemons, the non-bitter lemon hybrids that are growing in popularity with cooks everywhere by leaps and bounds, are in season right now. It is much easier to find them at stores and markets than it was only a few years ago, and more people are familiar with them as an ingredient. Even if you’re not, the only thing you need to know is that ... Read More »

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Every year I try to make one “different” cookie recipe around the holidays. I’m not saying that I go for something extreme, like chocolate chip bacon cookies, but I do like to have one thing on the Christmas cookie plate that isn’t just chocolate chip oatmeal, gingerbread, shortbread or a sprinkle-laden butter cookie. Bright with orange zest and packed with chewy dried cranberries, these cookies ... Read More »

A few holiday gift ideas

I’ve been working on a lot of gift lists to suit various themes, but I still feel like I haven’t hit upon some of the best gifts that are out there. So, I’ve decided to make up a little list for fans of bakingsheet that has some of the best gifts that I can think of. These are all things that I have, have used, ... Read More »

Pear Bundt Cake

Speaking as someone who chronically does this, pears are an underutilized fruit when it comes to baking and dessert. This is a shame because they have great flavor, work well with a variety of spices and are easy to bake because they already have a soft texture and you don’t have to worry about undercooking them (it can occasionally be a problem with apples, which ... Read More »

How to bake really chewy cookies

I go back and forth, trying to decide whether I prefer chewy cookies or crisp ones. More often than not, I’ll take the crispy cookies because most cookies that claim to be chewy don’t really end up being exactly what I had in mind. There are exceptions to this general rule, like these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, but there is only one type of cookie ... Read More »

Baked Apples

Baked apples are something that I don’t make very often because it is just so much easier and faster to eat the apple as it is. Of course, when you do that, you’re not getting the warmth and tenderness that a baked apple has, which can be very satisfying on a winter day. The apples are very easy to make, since they’re basically just apples ... Read More »

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

The holidays have a way of making time go by both very slowly and very quickly, which is why it has taken me so long to get this post up even though I intended to do it days ago. Fortunately for me, despite the fact that Thanksgiving is now over, pumpkins are considered to be winter fare, as well as fall. Of course, canned pumpkin ... Read More »

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 »

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