June 2011

Cookies for the 4th of July

by Sara on June 30, 2011

cookies and coffee

After taking an unplanned vacation from baking when my oven died, I quickly got over my withdrawal when my new oven was delivered. You already saw the first baked good to emerge from the new oven when I made these chocolate shortcakes. That wasn’t enough, so then I made a super-secret dessert (super-secret because I [...]

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Open-face Radish Sandwich

by Sara on June 27, 2011

radishes with microgreens

This year, I’ve finally joined a Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA). In the past, I usually started my search for one to join a bit too late, and they’d all be full. This year, on the other hand, I was ultra-prepared. In fact, I was the first person of the year to join my CSA. I’m [...]

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

by Sara on June 26, 2011

chocolate shortcake with strawberries

As a kid, I didn’t like strawberry shortcake. Oh, I loved strawberries. But the shortcake, not so much. You see, I’d only tried strawberry shortcake at my grandma’s house. She would always make her “baking powder biscuits,” which tasted like, well, baking powder. My grandma can make a mean pie, great cookies, and amazing pan-fried [...]

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Ultimate Ginger Cookie

by Sara on June 13, 2011

Ina

I’m always on the lookout for new cookie recipes. And while my mom’s soft molasses cookies, and my grandma’s molasses roll-out cookies are still my two favorite cookies to pair with an afternoon cup of coffee, I had been eyeing up Ina’s ginger cookies for a few years.

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