Cornbread

Cornbread is something that I had growing up but cornbread in New England and cornbread in the South are really not the same thing at all. Part of that is that southern cornbread is often prepared incredibly simply with lard and buttermilk and cooked, if possible, in a cast iron pan. Note the fact there …

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Peppermint Blossoms

When holiday candy went on sale I bought a package of candy cane (aka peppermint) Hershey’s kisses. My idea was to riff on peanut butter blossoms and make a cookie with a chocolate base and put the kiss on top. I’m making cookies for my colleagues in Ohio and decided this would be a good …

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Homemade chicken broth

Every time I buy, spatchcock and roast a chicken, I have giblets, neck and the backbone left to use. For me, it seems like a waste to just throw these items out. So I almost always make chicken broth with these leftover parts. To do this I put all the left over parts into pot …

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Cranberry Almond Bark

After making my scones yesterday I still had cranberries to use. For some reason, the thought of dark chocolate, almonds and cranberries together seemed like a good idea. So a set out to make some cranberry almond bark. The first thing I had to do want cut the cranberries up into halves because whole cranberries …

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Cranberry Scones

It seems like over the holidays I’ve been on a scone kick. I made Herb Cheese Scones for Xmas day. Then this weekend I decided I’d make cranberry scones. This in part came about because when I went grocery shopping cranberries were on super sale. .40 for a bag. So it seemed like buying a …

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