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Hand Held Mixers and KitchenAids

December 29th, 2010

Which do you prefer–the KitchenAid stand mixer or a hand held mixer?

Savory Hand Pies for the Boys

November 25th, 2009

My sons were off from school this week due to parent teacher conferences. Ah, what a week to have the boys underfoot!
So, yesterday, we decided to head down to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, which is located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. After a stroll through the exhibits, I took the boys over to The Elliott Bay Book Company around [...]

A Libby’s Pumpkin Shortage?

November 18th, 2009

I was just poking around the Libby’s website sorting through various pumpkin related recipes.
There was a quirky little link asking if folks were having trouble finding their canned pumpkin this year.
I’ve had no problem, but being a curious cook, I clicked the link.  I was surprised to hear that there is a pumpkin shortage due to [...]

I was reading Kate McDermott’s blog, The Art of the Pie, over the weekend.  Kate discusses her recent adventures testing and retesting a Vodka Pie Crust.
I had never heard of a Vodka Pie Crust, but I read with interest. At the end of her post, she asks folks about their favorite pie crusts…Funnily enough, I’ve [...]

I don’t get to Whole Foods very often, but I decided to stop by the one on Seattle’s Roosevelt Way today.
Mooching around the aisles, I stopped at an endcap and couldn’t believe my eyes–an aseptic box touting a Pour n Bake  Pumpkin Pie filling. Made by Arrowhead Mills and just introduced, this compact little box [...]

As many of you know, I am a big fan of my Zojirushi Bread Machine. I purchased mine almost two years ago from King Arthur Flour and indeed it has been money well spent. 
I love this machine because I can load it up with the ingredients, set  the cycle and carry on with my day. [...]

Vintage Pastry Day on Saturday

August 25th, 2009

A few weeks ago, I stopped at an estate sale on Seattle’s Sandpoint Way. I hadn’t intended to stop there, but the sign was too compelling.
Handwritten on plywood, it read: “Estate Sale–60 Years of Stuff.” Indeed, while strolling the driveway there was lots of stuff–artificial flowers, Christmas ornaments, hair curlers, and kitchen [...]

About a year ago, I found a double French baguette pan at a thrift store. I wasn’t sure if I’d use the perforated non stick steel and aluminum pan, but I decided to buy it anyway. These pans are hard to find secondhand. So, at home  I stashed it in my basement and didn’t use it until [...]

Blueberries are going gangbusters here in the Seattle, thanks to the warm sunny weather we’ve been having. I’ve already purchased pound upon pound of the purply orbs and have stored them in my freezer for use during the offseason.
But, a blueberry muffin recipe developed by Kemp Minifie, the Executive Food Editor at Gourmet, is sending [...]

Around 5 pm on Sunday night, I was behind the eight ball. Even though it was Father’s Day, I hadn’t planned a special dessert.
Dinner was pretty well organized with some prime steak, corn on the cob, asparagus, and tomato salad on deck.
But, dessert was my wild card that night.
When the gang heard I [...]

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