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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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Cooking With Joey

We made molasses crinkles with the five-year-old last weekend.  We basically followed the recipe, but with the following changes: Step 5.5: notice that the dough is very dry.  Realize you forgot the ginger.  (How in the world did you forget ginger?!?)  Grate it quickly and add it to the bowl.  Ah, much better. Step 6: … Continue reading »

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