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Dessert

Susan G Purdy is the author of one of my first and favorite baking books, The Family Baker. Since acquiring the book some 10 or 11 years ago, I have tried dozens of the recipes and to a one, they have all been great. None are complicated or fussy, they’re all just really good. Following […]

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To be honest, I made this ice cream in October and I’ve been sitting on the recipe ever since, waiting for December. That’s because it’s December flavored ice cream. The recipe came from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop, and in a book of great recipes, this one is among the best. Mr. Lebovitz doesn’t call […]

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A rainy day in Seattle = Gooey Butter Cake. This cake was in the New York Times last Sunday, which means thousands of people all over the country have already made it. If you were not in that group, consider joining. I do not think of myself as much of a cake person.  Usually, the […]

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It is apple season in Washington.  This year, Washington produced over 5.5 billion pounds of apples.  Billion with a “B”.  That means that millions and millions of apples have been flooding into the farmers’ markets and stores, and dozens and dozens have landed in our kitchen.  The apples that we have in our kitchen did […]

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These cookies are adapted from a recipe in Shirley O. Corriher’s BakeWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking. Ms. Corriher went to college at Vanderbilt for chemistry but rather than going into academic research, she set herself to understanding and elucidating the hows and whys of cooking and baking. She wrote a James Beard […]

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