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On the First Day of Hanukkah…

I made latkes. And they were so delicious that I ate 5 and had flashbacks of the Reibkuchen that I devoured at Aachen’s Christmas market. So I’ll share this recipe and tell you why I think it’s the best one I’ve found so far. Basically, a latke is a potato pancake made from shredded potato […]

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Recipe: Italian Breakfast Strata

It’s no secret that aside from a random internet search, nearly everything I cook is based on a recipe from Cuisine at Home. It’s my no-fail, go-to, need-something-yummy source for all things edible. According to Tiara, I’ve made this Italian Breakfast Strata, but I don’t remember it, so I don’t think I had because if […]

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Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls – A Recipe

The other day I was looking for something or other and in my search I came across an old white overstuffed binder with bits of paper falling out and scraps of all shapes and sizes stuffed into the side pockets.  It’s a recipe binder that I began when I first got married a few eons […]

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The Gingerbread House Tradition (and recipe)

Every year, or at least most, we make a gingerbread house together as a family. Each daughter gets to decorate a wall and Kirk and I each decorate a piece of roof, or at least that’s how it used to be.  Now sometimes I make two houses or three and sometimes I make a herd […]

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Mixed Berry Blueberry Bagel Bread Pudding

Just try saying THAT ten times fast.  I’m pretty certain that this twist wouldn’t be recognizable to early 18th century English, but it’s still bread pudding.  Throwing away stale bread is always a bit sad and I’m not the first frustrated housewife to try to make something good out of hardened bread.   Versions of bread […]

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Recipes: Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo and Red Rice

This was actually my first attempt.  I thought I’d prepare a Cajun feast for Mardi Gras.  I bought the beads, I loaded up my pantry and fridge with everything I’d need.  Then life happened and Mardi Gras, in typical Tiffany fashion, was celebrated a couple days late.  Not as late as the Christmas card mailings […]

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Chicken and Andouille Étouffée

When Mardi Gras week was upon us, I bought green beads for the girls and we celebrated with two nights of Cajun cookin.’  And…  Oh, oh, oh… this was soooooo delicious. I wanted to eat it three meals a day until it was gone.  YUMMY! Chicken and Andouille Étouffée The Roux: 1.  Heat 3/4 cup […]

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Recipe: Stromboli

Sometime last year or may be it was the year before a friend came to visit and together, my foodie friend and I, we excitedly flipped through my enormous stacks of Cuisine at Home magazines deciding what we’d cook that week. One of several that we chose was Stromboli. According to the article in Cuisine, […]

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Raspberry Crepes

A day off school means lazy mornings and crepes for breakfast.  Crepes fly off the plate hot and fresh as quickly as we can make them and leftovers don’t last long if there are any, so the original recipe we follow gets tripled at least and often quadrupled.  The process takes a long time which […]

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In Honor of World Nutella Day: Nutella Cupcakes!

I was craving cupcakes.  You know, those days when no matter how good you normally may be, if a pan of cupcakes was placed before you, you could easily eat the whole thing.  I don’t normally crave such things, but there are days when I just want the sweet comforting texture of a light fluffy […]

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