Lemon Drop Cookies
May06

Lemon Drop Cookies

These light and lemony cookies will brighten any day! LEMON DROP COOKIES 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Lemon Glaze Preheat oven to 350°F In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. Using an...

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when it’s peak hibernation season
Jan11

when it’s peak hibernation season

We all know what to do. Make a big pot of wonderfulness, like this sweet potato and bean chili. Sweet potato and bean chili 2 T olive oil 2 small onions chopped 2 T chili powder 1 t cumin 1 cup vegetable (or chicken broth) 2 medium or large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained 2 19 oz cans of pinto beans, rinced and drained (or any type of bean) 1 t salt 1 t oregano ¼ cayenne (or more) Heat...

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COFFEE SOUP
Dec02

COFFEE SOUP

I think this old-fashioned recipe should be the next big thing. It does have some rather odd ingredients like butter, sugar, coffee, and crackers, but I just tried it again and it was delish! My Mom and Grandma Martha would make coffee soup for me on weekends or if I was sick or I think when we had nothing else. I totally forgot about it, then the other day I was thinking about my mom and the funny things she did like make coffee soup...

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Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting
Oct24

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting This recipe is adapted from the kitchens of Martha Stewart. I have been making it every fall for at least ten years, it’s an easy recipe that always makes a moist, delicious spice infused cake, with a surprising honey icing finish. Cake One stick unsalted butter- melted 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 T baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 1/2 t cinnamon 3/4 t ginger 1/2 t nutmeg 1/8 t allspice 1/8 t ground cloves...

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It’s cake o’clock somewhere
Jan23

It’s cake o’clock somewhere

This single-layer round cake adapted from bon appétit is the perfect centerpiece for birthdays, dinner parties, or any occasion worth celebrating, and the absolute best vanilla cake I can whip up! CAKE ⅔ cup vegetable oil, plus more for the pan 1¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 cup granulated sugar 1¾ tsp. kosher salt 1½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda 2 large eggs ¾ cup sour cream 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1...

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Stack them up
Oct18

Stack them up

Give one as a gift, or better yet, make two for you, one for now and one for the freezer. Think of this as one big flat biscotti with a similar flavor, but the dough is pressed into a single flat sheet that can then be broken into pieces. Cornmeal-lemon sheet cookie serves 4 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup fine ground yellow cornmeal 1 t anise seeds 1/4 t baking powder 1/4 t sea salt 3 T unsalted butter 1/2 cup sugar + 1 to 2 T for...

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