February 2010

Honey White Bread

by Sara on February 17, 2010

honey white bread

When you have the time, nothing beats homemade bread. I love the feeling of working the dough with my hands, the scent of the yeast as the dough first rises, then bakes. And let’s face it, a sandwich, or even toast, is infinitely better when you know the bread is homemade. I’ve been eyeing up [...]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Sara on February 14, 2010

red velvet cupcakes

I seem to be making a habit of baking red velvet cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. Last year, I used this recipe from Throwdown. The cakes were tasty, but I wanted to try something new this year, so I turned to a recipe I saw last year on Pinch My Salt. I had a few chocolate [...]

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Curried Couscous

by Sara on February 10, 2010

curried couscous

I love, love, love curried couscous, but in the past I’ve often cheated and bought the boxed stuff. But in my attempt to cook as much as my own food as possible, I dug out this Barefoot Contessa recipe that I mentally bookmarked a few years back. I’ve made a few changes based on my [...]

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Soupe Savoyarde

by Sara on February 8, 2010

winter vegetable soup

For my next installment of French country cooking, I wanted something fairly simple, yet seasonal. This winter vegetable soup seemed perfect. I had to trek to a couple of grocery stores to find celery root, though around here that’s not all that surprising. This soup is perfect for a cold winter’s night, and it will [...]

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