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Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam

Go to the recipe This is a spin on my grandma’s rhubarb jam. I love her old-school recipe, but wanted to try something without Jell-O’s artificial color and flavor. (Check out the recipe here.) This version gets its flavor and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cherry Biscotti: Recipe Review

I love the biscotti recipe from Ellie Krieger’s book The Food You Crave. You can also find the recipe on Food Network. This low-sugar treat is a healthy take on the classic coffee-dunker this time using olive oil, whole wheat … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola Bars: Recipe Review

Yum, made up some homemade granola bars (or energy bars as she calls them) using Ellie Krieger’s recipe. It’s on the cooking channel website. I’ll definitely have to try them again. Could use a bit of salt and maybe some … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Rhubarb Jam

Got a bunch of rhubarb at the farmers market on Saturday. Made up some jam. Check out my recipe over at

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Recipes to Try? Bon Appetit’s March Issue

Just got the chance to peruse the March issue of Bon Appetit, given unlimited time… these are the recipes I’d try. Malaysian Beef Curry: I’m guessing this is a riff on Malay Beef Rendang. It’s designed for a slow cooker, … Continue reading

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The Best Online Recipes

So easy to forget the ones you try–even the ones you love. Appetizers Cheddar Cheese Puffs These are these rich, buttery, cheesy puffs are the perfect appetizer. Tidy to eat at a cocktail party and a crowd-pleaser with kids and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Meyer Lemon Marmalade

(Skip the commentary, jump to the recipe) I’m a glutton for punishment. I saw Melissa Clark’s Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Marmalade recipe in the New York Times recently and couldn’t resist giving it a try even though I knew … Continue reading

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Recipe: Foolproof Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been making this recipe since I was in high school where, among other things, I used them to bribe my way onto student council. It’s loosely based on a family recipe from my uncle or grandmother but has evolved … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Apricots and Buttermilk

I started testing slow cooker recipes for the first time recently and tried an overnight oatmeal last night. A recipe on The Kitchn, by Louie C, inspired me since it featured buttermilk. For some reason, buttermilk always sounds like it’ll … Continue reading

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Recipe: Make Your Own Yogurt

Of course you can buy yogurt at the store… but you can also make it yourself at home. If you can buy inexpensive milk (like the gallons at Costco) it can save you money or you may want to make … Continue reading

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