Category Archives: Monday Meals

Cold Day, Warm Cake

A chilly day like today, without too much going on, gives me the urge to bake. King Arthur Baking Company’s website features appealing recipes and videos. I decided to try their favorite coffee cake. I chose a cake that takes … Continue reading

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The Best Pancakes You Will Ever Make

I made the Best Pancakes this morning. That’s according to an Epicurious YouTube video hosted by the affable chef Frank Proto, which I watched yesterday. I realize I’ve written about pancakes before. Now I’ve added a fifth recipe card to … Continue reading

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Combo

I’m not resolving to try new recipes this year. That resolution has never taken hold. Instead, I tried something new tonight, and I may do so again. It’s not a resolution. It’s just a thing I might do now and … Continue reading

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Another Marvelous Thing

Laurie Colwin wrote memorable, funny novels (Happy All the Time, Family Happiness); ironic, pithy short stories (The Lone Pilgrim and other collections); and two volumes of essays about food: Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen and More Home Cooking: … Continue reading

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Baking Cookies, Remembering Dee

Christmas is a time for joy, but also a time for grief. Holiday preparations remind me of my mother-in-law, Dee Ewing, who died in 1993. My childhood Christmases were fine, certainly not traumatic, but sometimes strained and stressful. My Christmas … Continue reading

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Hummus, ATK Style

I like watching America’s Test Kitchen videos on PBS or YouTube. Sometimes the recipes are too fussy, with lots of steps I can’t be bothered with. But when Becky, one of the chefs, tells me to do something, I’m willing … Continue reading

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The Real Pie Day

We had two family dinners on Thanksgiving, neither of them at my house. My contribution consisted of pies: a pecan pie and a pumpkin pie. Making pecan pie comes naturally. My mom didn’t often bake, but when she did, pecan … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment of Desserts

When you create meringues, you have egg yolks left over. When you bake crème brulee, you have egg whites left over. Might as well make both! The meringues were going to a friend who recently suffered a loss in her … Continue reading

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National Bundt Cake Day

Here’s a new bundt cake! This one was created to celebrate my friend KT’s birthday. Also, I learned that November 15 is National Bundt Cake Day. Who knew? Looks like KT will always be getting a bundt cake. The recipe, … Continue reading

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Breakfast from the Griddle

Some years ago, a friend gave me some pancake mix that came with a gift basket she’d received. “You’re the only person I know who might still make pancakes from scratch,” she said. Something about her tone, as with many … Continue reading

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