Holiday

Pie Crust with Cinnamon and Sugar

by Sara on April 23, 2012

baked pastry treat

When I was a kid, I loved when my grandma would make a pie. Not so much because of the pie itself (unless it was apple), but because of what she would do with the leftover crust. She’d sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar, then bake until it was golden brown. If you’re a pastry [...]

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Chocolate Crinkles

by Sara on December 14, 2011

chocolate crinkles

Remember when “vegetable oil spreads” threatened to take over the home bakers’ kitchen? At the time, so many of us (meaning me) thought we were improving our health by shunning margarine and butter, and choosing the “healthy” spread, but a not-so-funny-result occurred: our (my) baked goods were terrible. It took awhile before the collective “we” [...]

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Turkey Pot Pie

by Sara on November 12, 2011

turkey pot pie

Earlier this week, I posted a Thanksgiving-leftovers-transformation recipe, and now I have another. Last year, after the Thanksgiving meal at my parents’, I tossed the Turkey carcass and some veggies in a pot to make stock. That stock ended up in pot pies I made from our leftovers. In my family, we tend to prefer [...]

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Turkey Cottage Pie

by Sara on November 7, 2011

cottage pie

I did something rather silly last week. On Halloween, I took a full turkey breast out of the freezer to thaw. It takes a few days to thaw in the fridge, and it wasn’t until later in the week that it occured to me that Thanksgiving was fast approaching. Yes, I know Thanksgiving is in [...]

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