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Spiced Apple Pie Filling

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 Happy Daylight Saving time! And a very happy November to you, as well. Here in Seattle, we’ve far-too-easily stepped into fall; we didn’t get much of a summer, so fall actually feels a little more palatable – now, my expectations … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheesy Flaky Rolls

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Have you heard of Tartine Bakery?  No?  Maybe Chad Robertson?  As fast as you can, go out and buy one of Chad Robertson’s books! Really, GO NOW! I have Tartine Bread and it has transformed how I bake bread!  Tartine’s owner … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

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With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next weekend, I figured we’d better get to the baking.   I hadn’t had Irish Soda Bread in years – I remembered it being dense and dry – until recently, when a local shop … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday Gifts

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  I’m a horribly uncreative person (btw, I just googled “uncreative” to make sure it’s a real word, and the definition is “not being or productive of something fresh and unusual”… sounds harsh, right?). I desperately want to original, to … Continue reading

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Speculaas

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  What would the holidays be without this dutch delight, a slightly spicy shortbread cookie, traditionally served before the St. Nicholas’ feast?  

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Thanksgiving in San Diego

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  HAPPY (belated) THANKSGIVING!   Early this morning, I left lovely southern California and flew home to a very rainy Seattle. I had SUCH a great vacation with my family (Brandon had to stay home to work, so I traveled … Continue reading

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