brown butter blondies, two ways

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In school, I was definitely one of the people always on the go-go-go. In college, I was in a professional fraternity and a handful of other organizations. There were always events, or class projects or fun outings or fashion shows … Continued






a fruitful romance: cranberry quince spread

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  Thanksgiving, I see you! And I’m coming ready, with a delicious condiment. Tasting of the tart cranberries, honeyed floral quince, and ginger snap. Colored a most beautiful hue and smooth, spreading gorgeously on a whole grain bread, topped with … Continued






roasted winter squash & seed salad

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After all that Dijon bechamel and many savory pies, fancy macaroni and cheese [for an outside project] and chocolate chip cookies, the weekend needed some vegetables. Like, now And when Saturday night rolled around. I took one look at the … Continued






an experiment with the ridiculous: croque madame pie

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Sometimes, an idea is so crazy it works. Sometimes, it doesn’t quite work but is so delicious, it doesn’t matter. A porky, cheesy Dijon bechamel filled pie inspired by a yummy sandwich? Um. Okay. Top the pie with a few … Continued






slow cooker salted caramel pear apple butter

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When I started writing about this recipe, hyperbolic adjectives like “easiest,” “darkest,” “richest” tried to creep into the title. Already a mouthful as it was, I resisted that urge. So just know, this is a most decadent fruit butter. While … Continued






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