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Best Cut-out Sugar Cookies Ever

 

 Adapted from out of print Joy of Cooking recipe This is the cut-out cookie recipe that my mom always made when I was growing up from her 1960s era Joy of Cooking cookbook. In it, it’s called “Rich Roll Cookies”. It makes a dough with no leavening (i.e. baking soda […]

Sandwiches

Banh Mi Sandwiches

 

 Luckily, I live in a town with lots of places to get my favorite sandwich, the Banh Mi! A delicious import from Vietnam, it combines Asian flavors and spices with the crusty bread of baguette. My take on the Banh Mi is not very authentic, partly because the ingredients I […]

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Citrus Palmiers ala Capri

 

 Adapted from Ina Garten’s Palmiers Is it possible to improve on an Ina Garten recipe? I didn’t think so, until I decided to try to make her palmiers. When my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Italy, we went to a bakery everyday to try cookies and sweets. […]

Drinks

Limoncello Blueberry Mojitos

 

 I absolutely love lemon blueberry muffins, so I thought bringing those flavors to a mojito would be a great combination and very refreshing. This drink is amazing on a hot day. I also love bringing an Italian flair to everything, so the addition of Limoncello takes this one over the […]

Sandwiches

Steak, Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Glaze Sandwich

 

 Inspired by Giada De Laurentiis’s recipe for Filet Mignon with Balsamic Syrup found in her cookbook Everyday Italian Affiliate links disclosure: I participate in the affiliate program through Amazon. If you click on some links on my site and purchase items I have recommended, I will receive compensation from Amazon. […]

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About Me

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” – James Beard My name is Katie. I used to be an academic, then I became a stay at home mom, now I work part-time and blog part-time. I love […]