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Baking Shortcut – Boxed Brownie Mixes

This is hardly earth-shattering, but in the spirit of the internet, which has guided me through many baking and cooking quandaries, allow me to answer this question: Can you use coconut oil instead of regular vegetable oil in a boxed … Continue reading

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Mark’s SoCo Apple Pie for Kuff’s Birthday

Thanks to a prolonged bout with strep throat, I missed Charles Kuffner’s February birthday. No worries! We’ll celebrate the one-month anniversary of his birthday instead! I took photo after photo of the dang apples, but ultimately, was frustrated by the … Continue reading

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Quick Thyme Chicken

I adore casseroles. Alas! Captain Pickypants, my constant dining companion, works hard to avoid cheese, other dairy products, and pasta. The casseroles I crave are mainly amalgams of cheese, other dairy products, and pasta. So it goes. At the doctor’s … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash & Swiss Chard Lasagne

Although ours has not involved the freakish amounts of snow dumped on so many of our friends, this Houston winter has been unusually cold and long. I’ve been feverishly cooking winter food before we hit the time of the year … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie Patrol

Many people are chasing the perfect chicken pot pie recipe. I do not think I have found it, but I think I know what some of the elements will be. It will not have red bell peppers in it, even … Continue reading

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Moosewood’s Harira

We’ve been eating this about every week for several months now.  I just noted a recommendation that all of the vegetables will taste better if roasted before combined with any liquid, but find this recipe so wonderfully easy that I … Continue reading

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First Harvest of Meyer Lemons: Hot Toddy & Shaker Lemon Pie

While our Republic of Texas orange tree continues to grow at the epic pace of a quarter inch a year, and our Mexican lime throws off a meager harvest of tiny fruit that redeem themselves by fitting snugly in the … Continue reading

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