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Cleaning out the Basement--The Fireside Cookbook

Old cookbooks are always interesting to read–they give you that lost  kitchen point of view. We really ate kidneys, good housewives knew how to clean kid gloves, and root cellars were a thing. 508 more words

What's For Dinner

STOP - Drop, don't roll

Biscuits, that is.

Stop Drop and Roll is still great advice near a FIRE, but biscuits are less intimidating and are quicker and easier if you make drop biscuits instead of cut kind. 258 more words


Rising Stars: James Beard Opens Chef Voting to Public, Adds Baker Medal

You can stop feeling so guilty about filling up on bread at the dinner table. The James Beard Foundation, something of the Academy Awards of the food world, has added a new category for the first time in years: Outstanding Baker. 120 more words

Crowdsourcing Weekends: Cat Ear Headphones, America's First Foodie, Don't Feed The Trolls

This is Crowdsourcing Weekends! This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones… 907 more words


Recommended Baking Adventures: September 2014

This past month I’ve found myself in full pantry stocking mode, moving toward canning and big batches of soups. It must be fall! It continues to be difficult to find the time to make bread, but I have high hopes for this weekend! 571 more words



Adam Roberts wrote in the Amateur Gourmet about this simple yet delicious tomato sauce.

In a pot, place a can of tomatoes and cut them up with a knife (just drag it through the pot). 486 more words

"Good Bread Is...

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
James Beard

Photo by Maurizio “Otto” De Togni