Category Archives: baking

Biscuits – the science!

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Even MORE about biscuits!

More work. Is it worth it? The method reminds me of puff pastry.

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More about biscuits …

I haven’t tried these yet, but I will! A new (and easy) method.

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Treats for your Easter baskets – pandemic edition

This is a repeat from last year. Who thought a year ago that we would still be living under “pandemic” restrictions? Nevertheless, there are some good suggestions here! Maybe you want to make your own treats (and you certainly have … Continue reading

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Cooking with vegetables – something new, something different

Repeat post. By the way, I highly recommend the parsnip, leek and bacon pasta recipe. ALL of these recipes are delicious! I just saw a YouTube video that included a salad that sounds very good. It has 3 cups of … Continue reading

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Biscuits – an heretofore unknown (to me) recipe

We have talked several times about the proper way to make biscuits, especially about the kind of flour to use. I recently obtained a bag of White Lily self-rising flour, and they do produce good biscuits. This recipe contains equal … Continue reading

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What are you cooking for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day?

For most of us, Christmas is the first or second biggest family event of the year, especially in the cooking and baking department. Some people prefer turkey, some prefer ham, and others (like me) prefer beef.

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It’s Christmas cookie time!

Do you have a favorite cookie? I tend to stick to bar cookies, like brownies or blondies (see killer recipe, below), but I also like peanut butter, spice, molasses, snickerdoodles … This year I will be making Scottish shortbread and … Continue reading

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Desserts for the Thanksgiving holiday!

For me, Thanksgiving dessert has always been pie, but it doesn’t have to be. My daughter and grandson bake pies for dinner at my house, but sometimes I make something too. This year I have a new dessert – Brioche … Continue reading

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Baking bread – substitutions during shortages

If you have never watched the Townsends on YouTube, I encourage you to do so! Here’s a video about using other foods to substitute for part of the wheat flour at a time when wheat flour was in short supply … Continue reading

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