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old fashioned ginger apple pandowdy

Apple pandowdy not something I grew up eating, but it’s similar to a crisp or a crumble or a grunt: rich biscuit topping and a spicy fruit filling. But the twist with a pandowdy is that molasses and lemon juice are mixed in with the apples so the flavour is deep and dark.

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apple & sour cherry pie with crumb topping

Making pies gets me all nervous. I talk a lot, I pace the floor of our tiny galley kitchen, and past pie crust goofs are replayed ad nauseum in my head. In other words, making a pie crust turns me…

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cranberry rosemary apple sauce

I love Thanksgiving mainly because it gives me a reason to make cranberry sauce. It’s stupid really, since cranberry sauce makes a great accompaniment to most meals and there are so many variations that it’s easy to whip some up…

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burnt nectarine tart (but not on purpose)

It took me a long time to get the hang of making pie dough. Then l I discovered the beauty of a galette: no shrinkage, no worries about rolling a perfect circle and no pie weights needed when baking. A…

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strawberry cooler + some san francisco (& area) help

I’m always on the lookout for the perfect drink. And it seems a couple of my favorite food bloggers also did a bit of thirst seeking recently too. Lotte + Doof whipped up a beautiful looking ginger beer – perfect…

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raspberry/blackberry oat breakfast bars

I guess I’ve been on a bit of a breakfast kick lately. I usually like my weekday breakfasts to be relatively no-fuss yet healthy affairs and these bars certainly fit the bill. They do look a bit deceptive, however. If…

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elsewhere: southern biscuits & citrus yogurt cake

I thought I had biscuit-making all sewn up. And then my friend came from North Carolina with a bag of biscuit mix (Just Add Buttermilk!) and my world view changed. You can read just how fluff*tastic they were along with…

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elsewhere: smoky chipotle ranch + seville oranges

I’ve been busy in the kitchen whipping up a pretty fantastic salad dressing. When I discovered an open can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the fridge, I decided to make a Southwestern style ranch dressing. Spicy and smoky…

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