Recipes

Various and sundry recipes

Cookies, Revisited

It being Teacher Appreciation Week at Joey’s school, we spent the evening making cookies.  We of course made molasses crinkles (“ginger cookies” to the uninitiated), trying both the Grandma’s Molasses recipe amount of ginger, and our modified version.  It was unanimously agreed that our version was superior (also, we use butter instead of shortening, because … Continue reading »

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

PrintChocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients2 cups Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons good-quality vanilla extract (not imitation) 2 1/4 cups unsifted flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup pecans 1/3 to 1 tsp ground cayenne pepperInstructionsHeat … Continue reading »

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Creole Seasoning

Having used Tony Chachere’s for years, but always finding it too salty, we embarked upon a project to make our own creole seasoning (largely as a result of watching lots of Kevin Belton).  Here’s where we stand. PrintCreole Seasoning Ingredients 1 tablespoon Paprika 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder 1 tablespoon Onion Powder 1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper … Continue reading »

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Reuben Sandwich, Improved

Several months ago, we embarked upon a project to perfect the Reuben sandwich.  We think we’re getting close with this: Rye bread.  Walk straight past the bread aisle to the deli.  Get something fresh from the bakery, ideally a small loaf (small loaves are great in that you’ll eat the whole thing before it has … Continue reading »

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Best. Muffins. EVER!

First, go here and get a sourdough starter (cost: two stamps, two envelopes.  That’s what, a buck?  Quit whining!) Second, care for the starter for at least two weeks.  After it’s grown up, pour off a cup, maybe a little bit more, and let it sit without feeding for a few days (to let the … Continue reading »

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Molasses Crinkles

PrintMolasses Crinkles Ingredients350g all-purpose flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground clove 1/2 tsp ground allspice 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbsp grated ginger root 200g brown sugar 1 egg 175g molasses 1/2 stick butter, softened Demerara sugar (for sanding)InstructionsPreheat oven to 350°. Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl … Continue reading »

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