How to make fluffy homemade hamburger buns

February 19, 2014
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Several years ago, I posted a recipe for homemade hamburger buns, but of late, I’ve been slightly modifying the dough from my honey-glazed rolls to make buns because I think they’re slightly fluffier and more delicious. In fact, these are so good, I might almost prefer one over a doughnut. Seriously delicious. They’re good for […]

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Broccoli-Cheese Noodle Soup

January 22, 2014
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I know I just posted a recipe for a broccoli soup, but I used a photo of the noodle version in a post recently, and you all asked for the recipe. This is like a country cousin of the more sophisticated Cook’s Illustrated broccoli soup recipe I posted…the Cook’s recipe uses upper crust Parmesan and […]

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Rolled Cut-Out Christmas Sugar Cookies

December 13, 2013
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The other day, a friend asked me what sugar cookie recipe we use for frosted Christmas cookies, and I realized I haven’t shared that on my blog. So, I’m here to fix that today. Making Christmas cut-out cookies was one of my very favorite things to do when I was a kid, and so from […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

November 25, 2013
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I shared a photo of this soup in a recent photo dump post, and lots of you emailed to ask for the recipe. So, here I am, recipe in hand. I found the recipe in The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook, which I really love. (I wrote a full review of the cookbook right here. If you’re […]

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Dirt Cake (er, pudding)

May 29, 2013

I’ve seen these here and there over the years, in magazines, on blogs, and in cookbooks, but I’ve never actually made one until now. I’m a little bemused by the fact that people always call this a cake because it’s not a cake. It’s really pudding/mousse with cookie crumbs on the top and bottom. Regardless […]

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Homemade Fish Cakes

May 17, 2013

After trying some fish cakes at a restaurant a while ago, I was inspired to make some at home. I’m generally not a huge fish fan, but I actually like it when it’s made into a cake. Basically, I took the crab cake recipe I use and tinkered with it a teeny bit to make […]

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