Tag Archives: baking
Grits Pecan Pie With Molasses

Not So True Grits: Molasses Pecan Pie

I’ve been entertaining the idea of entering into The Great Grits Cookoff. I am now past the entry deadline, though there is still a slight chance that I may squeeze myself in, just as an exercise in batch cooking and building self-confidence.  In preparation, I’ve been checking out some interesting recipes, trying to come up […]

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Semolina+Sesame+Spelt+Sourdough bread in a stone baker

One Woman’s Trash… Making Bread In a Stone Baker

If you’ve been following this blog, you should know very well by now that I am a big fan of home made bread.  I’ve been baking my own wild sourdough bread for a few years now (thanks to my friend Rimma, who showed me the light), wrote about it plenty, and took some pretty decent pictures. […]

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Against-the-rules Biscuits

Against-the-rules Biscuits

Quick post today about biscuits. Yes, those things of which everything is written, said and cooked already.  It’s not about the recipe really. Insert your own if you like — trust me, it will work just as well. The thing I like about biscuits is the texture. I like the flakes, and I like the […]

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Cheddar Cheese Pies

Literary Works: Making Cheddar Cheese Pies

A while back, I posted Poetic Soup, which my daughter and I made based on a recipe hidden in a poem by a Polish author.  The soup was fun to make, fun to eat, and the whole experience of porting a favorite work of literature into my other favorite — cooking — was nothing short of wonderful. […]

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Sourdough Pumpernickel Baked In Cast Iron Combo

Cast Iron Combo Pumpernickel Photos

I’ve tried many breads now, and this one, despite its being a hybrid of conventional and wild sourdough, remains a staple in our household. I mostly baked it in a loaf pan, but I read about cast-iron-combo bread baking technique and always wanted to try it. We purchased the combo a couple of weeks back, […]

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Cheese Sticks With Caraway Seed -- freshly baked

Beer Companions: Cheese Sticks With Caraway Seed

There was a time in my life when I was baking for a living. Nothing special or elaborate — I was baking beer sticks and cookies and delivering them to the local coffee shops and watering holes. Those were the times…  Money was tight, I needed to do my share to contribute to the household’s […]

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Making Strawberry Cake -- ready to eat!

The First Promise Of Summer — Making Strawberry Cake

Strawberries — sweet little kisses of summer…  I know, I know, it’s not summer yet. But can’t a woman dream? Don’t know about you, but I had a perfect Mother’s Day weekend.  Part of the program was a trip to a local strawberry patch, where we gathered three gallons of ready-to-eat picture perfect delicious strawberries […]

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