Category Archives: baking

The Queen’s Muffins

Glen cooks an old recipe from the Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook – the recipe apparently dates to the 1957 tour of Queen Elizabeth across Canada. The story is that these were made for the tour and a few had to … Continue reading

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Easy to make sandwich bread – Brian L.

This video shows how to make your own bacon, bread, pesto and Miracle Whip! I haven’t made the others shown, but I have made the bread several times, and I can tell you that it is really good and fairly … Continue reading

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Best banana bread yet!

I have tried several banana bread recipes, and this is the one I use now all of the time. It is moist and delicious. If you missed my comment about the Instacart order I received today – in which I … Continue reading

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From Brian L: Delicious white pizzas

I don’t know about you, but I needed something else to think about today other than politics. For those of you who make pizza at home – or those who should/might! Which one do you think you would like best? … Continue reading

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ANOTHER biscuit recipe, from a favorite cook!

Helen was born in Moscow, and came to the USA when she was 13. She lives in the Boston area. The recipe:

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What can we do to protect against food price inflation?

The news is dire: The USDA is predicting an upcoming huge inflation in the price of food. Egg prices predicted to increase 20%, and other groceries 8% or more. Prices overall from April of 2021 to April of 2022 are … Continue reading

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👑 Queen Elizabeth’s Garden Party Scones Recipe

UPDATE: The first Buckingham Palace garden party of the year was held yesterday, May 12, 2022. Princess Anne hosted in the Queen’s absence. In honor of Queen Elizabeth, here is her scone recipe. This post was very popular the first … Continue reading

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Food my mama made for me

I have to tell you first that my mother was not particularly fond of cooking. She didn’t drink alcohol, but often said that if she ever took up drinking, it would be at 5:00 pm when she had to cook … Continue reading

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1 Dough 3 Loaves | The Easiest (and delicious) Bread You Can Make

These are easy techniques that anybody can use to make great bread. I’m starting a loaf tonight. The technique for folding the dough WITH WET HANDS (very important) is my favorite alternative to kneading. It works.

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Use it up, wear it out . . .

. . . make it do, or do without! A phrase that became famous first during World War 1, made popular again during the Great Depression and then again during World War 2. Around the time the United States entered … Continue reading

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