Monthly Archives: October 2011

Macaroon vs. macaron

Macarons are the new cupcakes, it seems. They’re made with beaten egg whites, powdered sugar, and ground almonds or almond flour. They’re a bit finicky to make, what with grinding the almonds, resting and piping the batter, and drying the … Continue reading

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Easy, cheesy no-knead bread

Big news (at least to me): My Peach-Prosciutto Crostini post is the Post of the Day on Food 4um! Many thanks to JoAnn for her support. Now, back to our regularly scheduled program…. My suitcase is finally stashed away, after … Continue reading

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Pulled pork, courtesy of the Pioneer Woman

We are now proud owners of half a pig. Our friend Don decided to raise pigs this year, and we were able to get in on the results. Our local butcher took care of the dismantling, and very kindly wrapped … Continue reading

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Potato pizza — anything but bland.

I’m not sure what drew me to potato pizza initially. Perhaps it was the challenge of making two fairly bland ingredients — dough and potatoes — flavorful and appealing. In my first attempt, I spread a thin layer of (store-bought) … Continue reading

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The best of fall: pear-apple crisp

I’m still having an issue with autumn. Granted, it’s nice to retire the tank tops and bring out the cozy sweaters. But this is Wisconsin; once we reach mid-October, it’s only a matter of time until the snow arrives. And … Continue reading

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