September 2010

Baguettes

by Sara on September 16, 2010

baguette

When I was in 6th grade, I was obsessed with France. Naturally, when it came time to write a report on any country of our choosing, I picked France. This was a very important report, mostly because we were really supposed to be “learning” how to do research. We got graded every step of the [...]

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Crumble Apple Pie

by Sara on September 13, 2010

apple pie a la mode

My grandma is quite proud of her pies. In fact, she probably makes the best pie in several area towns, if not more. She still makes her crust from scratch, though she did give up using lard. A shame, if you ask me, but it’s pretty difficult these days to track down lard. It’s certainly [...]

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

by Sara on September 11, 2010

beef stew

I told my mom last week that I craved beef stew, but I’m not entirely sure she believed me. Why? This meal was on my “avoid” list as a kid. The only reason I started eating it was probably because it was easy to make in a slow cooker when I first started having to [...]

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Sticky Buns

by Sara on September 8, 2010

sticky bun close-up

For a reason I’ve yet to understand, cinnamon rolls recently became my nemesis*. How is it that I could make perfect croissants from scratch on my first attempt, chocolate and raspberry macarons, brioche, a boule…yet cinnamon rolls and sticky buns eluded me? In two of three attempts, I ended up with little hockey pucks, and [...]

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