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Best Of Summer Pie

Because we were away for Independence Day, the boys asked for a July Fourth-ish barbecue last night.

Burgers …

Corn …

And pie.

I had a load of stone fruit on the kitchen counter: Peaches, nectarines and cherries just begging to be sliced, spiced and baked into pastry. 494 more words


Happy 4th of July!

This year the Fourth of July has been particularly pleasant because it felt like one long, glorious weekend.  Even though I literally just got back from a week long vacation, I dove back into work head first with little time to rest.   318 more words

Learning Kitchen: Panettone & Decorative Loaves

It’s not always a fail case when I bake bread, I swear. Case in point: the panettone and stollen I made this past holiday season. Practice makes perfect, so I’m going to start practicing for this year’s baking soon! 324 more words

Chocolate Chip Cookies

For some reason I have an amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I don’t know what it is, but most people will request the cookies (if I am coming over) or they sell like hotcakes if we have a fundraiser. 378 more words



‘Simple bunny paw thumbprint cookies’–by The Bearfoot Baker

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I want to make pastry dough but don't have a pastry blender. Is there a reasonable substitute in my kitchen?

Usually, the first thought is to use a fork. A fork will work, BUT the chance of a beginner making the dough tough is pretty high. 178 more words

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Naturally Leavened Panettone

This is another recipe from this past holiday season and it is worth recording for reference (and I got it posted before the end of January!). 387 more words