November 2010

12 days of cookies, a look back

Here we are just a couple days away from December, and I am not ready. Last year I made 12 days of cookies and wanted to it to be a tradition but I’m really not ready. I am not ready to bake for 12 days straight. I’m not ready to eat cookies for 12 days […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I had plans, but Mother Nature had other plans. And while I have a respectable amount of power in the kitchen, when Mother Nature decides to intervene, there’s not much I can do. I’m up at the cabin with Dan and the boys and we are having our first white Thanksgiving. Without power. Without turkey. […]

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pumpkin pie

Before I tell you about this pie, I first want to thank you all for your support and kind words. The comments on yesterday’s post made me feel warm-and-fuzzy-special which is a nice change from the short-bus-special I normally feel. I never rode a short bus but I did ride a special bus in high […]

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crossroads

Sometimes there is a sign in the road that you can’t ignore. My infrequent posts and general blogging malaise is a sign to me. Maybe I’m not doing something right? Maybe I need to slow down and look at that sign before I hit the hump going full speed and find myself flying through the […]

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to can or not to can? that is the question

A few years ago, I decided I needed to make a pumpkin pie using an actual pumpkin. Do you get these kinds of urges? I get them all the time. Like what’s the best kind of pie crust? How do you make brown sugar? And what would happen if I substitute a little butter with […]

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