baking

no knead no fail no fear bread

In The Winter Lodge, Jenny Majesky runs the town bakery, recreating her Polish grandma’s best recipes. When this book was first published, I learned that lots of people are intimidated

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cookie season

This is really the only rolled cookie recipe you need. It’s simple to the point of being boring, but it’s perfect and everybody loves it. Including Clara, of course. She

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homecoming season…

I believe traditions remind us of who we are when we’re in danger of forgetting. Both The Goodbye Quilt and How I Planned Your Wedding (a funny memoir I wrote with my daughter, Elizabeth)

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writer's block at work

The Simplest Gooey Molasses Cookie (with kitchen tips* from moi) 3/4 cup oil 1/4 cup molasses 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg Measure the oil first, then pour it into

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pear and ginger tart

This is as yummy as it looks and ridiculously easy. You can blame my friend Suz. She has this recipe you can adapt to any fruit or flavoring. All you

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ginger cookie smackdown!

Here are the two best soft ginger molasses cookie recipes ever created. And hello, they both hail from Bainbridge Island. Do me a favor and make a batch of both.

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ANZAC biscuits

So I’m breaking in a new friend–a KitchenAid stand mixer. There wasn’t really anything wrong with the previous Hamilton Beach–but the thing was ancient and tended to fling batter 360

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