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Anti-V Day Grapefruit Thyme Shortbread Cookies

I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s a phony holiday. I sound like Holden Caulfield writing a short story about Valentine’s Day, but that’s okay. I stand by my opinion. No one gets off work. Everyone scrambles to get a dinner reservation … Continue reading

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Alison Roman’s Salted Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Whenever something starts becoming “trendy,” I get a sick feeling in my stomach. Call me a contrarian, or just someone who doesn’t like trends, but a bunch of people doing the same thing makes me very uncomfortable. A few weeks … Continue reading

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Bastille Day and Banana-Nutella Crepes

Happy Bastille Day! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bastille Day, it’s basically the French equivalent of our Fourth of July.  It commemorates the day (the 14th of July) when unhappy French peasants stormed the Bastille (a French … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcakes

I have always loved strawberry shortcake.  When I was little, my parents, siblings and I would drive to Belleville, Illinois to Eckert’s Farm and Country Store.  We would go during the Fall to pick apples, and sometimes we would even … Continue reading

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New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is something of a celebrity on food blogs.  I don’t remember where I first came across it, but now, everywhere I look, it seems to appear; Most recently, it appeared on Pinterest, and one look at the description … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Blueberry Muffins

This summer, I’ve been learning more about in-season produce.  In the past, I assumed that fruit grew all summer long. I knew certain fruit tasted better during certain months, but didn’t realize that you couldn’t find fresh strawberries, for example, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Birthday Cake Mishaps

Growing up, my favorite birthday cake flavor was always Strawberry.  When I tell this to people, I often get the same kind of response: “Strawberry Cake?…You mean, Strawberry Shortcake?,” or, “I’ve never heard of Strawberry Cake…that sounds (pause) interesting.”  In … Continue reading

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