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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


(livi): holiday baking is my favorite


after a nice holiday “break” from any mandatory cookbook baking…i’m here to break the silence on the blog with a bunch of picture of select goodies i baked during december. 351 more words


Galette des Rois and Mardi Gras

January 6th is, for most folks, just another day in January. For some, it’s the official end of the Christmas season, the day to throw out your Christmas tree. 556 more words


The Food of Love

Hi Hexlings,

I am sitting here, curled up in my purple Project Dance Company sweatshirt on your grandfather’s couch in front of the colorful sparkly tree, drinking my cup of earl grey (hot) tea out of the giant Grateful Dead mug and eating a plate of Christmas cookies. 1,968 more words

Almond Butter Cookies

I whipped up these super easy almond butter cookies in no time at all. ¬†They are perfectly dainty, crisp and just sweet enough to accompany a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.1/2 cup sugar… 117 more words

Baking From Scratch

Santa Claus Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

It’s been quite a busy holiday season for us! One of our favorite projects of the last month was for Christine’s uncle’s 60th birthday party. With eight young grandkids, Uncle Jim is often seen as a Santa Claus figure, and his family (correctly!) thought it would be adorable to celebrate his December birthday with a Santa cake. 143 more words