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Blueberry Cornmeal Scones from Sister Pie

Some of my favorite recipes during shelter in place come from bakeries that I’ve visited or would like to visit. In lieu of serving customers, many bakeries are posting recipes for popular menu items on social media. These blueberry cornmeal … Continue reading

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Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Sea Salt

I was going to tell you that these are the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made, but that would be unfair to all the other ones I’ve made over the years. You can check out those recipes in my … Continue reading

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PB and Jam Oats

My breakfasts during quarantine have been…how do I say…eclectic. One day I’m eating an everything bagel with avocado, the next I’m having chocolate covered doughnuts. In a way, that’s really good because it breaks me out of my usual routine. … Continue reading

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In Defense of Salted Butter

If you’re a frequent home baker and cook like I am, you’ll notice that recipes usually call for unsalted butter. There’s a reason for this. Most recipes, especially those for cakes, cookies, and other sweets, are formulated to include a … Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from Levee Baking Co.

The other day, I got really worked up about a piece in Esquire about how the restaurant revolution is ending. I’m not sure why, aside from the fact that it was a huge insult to anyone living in the Midwest and … Continue reading

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Dimanche (That Means Sunday)

Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday), a roundup of things that caught my eye this past week. Spring is officially here in St. Louis. I took a couple sanity walks last week after finally securing a bandana … Continue reading

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Response to Jeff Gordinier’s Esquire Piece

Last night, I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw this tweet from Kim Severson, food correspondent for The New York Times: Here’s ⁦@JeffGordinier⁩ arguing that the restaurant revolution is officially over. Do you agree with him? https://t.co/BQHLvt9toD — Kim … Continue reading

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Tomato and Scallion Grilled Cheese

Everyone should have a good grilled cheese recipe in their back pocket. This is mine. I decided to add scallions and tomatoes to my traditional cheddar grilled cheese to use up some of my farmers’ market produce. I first had … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread

Five years ago when I was living in DC, I was browsing a local bookstore and one book caught my eye, “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey.” In the book, local author and home baker Samuel … Continue reading

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Dimanche (That Means Sunday)

Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday), a roundup of things that caught my eye this past week. Last week I spent more time indoors than the previous one. I think it’s partly because I’m starting to freak … Continue reading

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