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Category Archive: Recipes

Nov 22 2011

Thanksgiving Recipe: Pie and Ginger

Pumpkin pie? Pumpkin cheesecake? Why choose?

Nov 21 2011

Thanksgiving Recipe: Grandma Lylah’s Cranberry Relish

Or, how to make all the kids eat their cranberries while still entertaining adult palates. Seriously.

Nov 20 2011

Thanksgiving Recipe: Squash Ravioli

A rich, sweet, smoky vegetable dish for Thanksgiving.

Dec 23 2010

Grandma Cookies

It’s the time of year when almost everything else takes a backseat to cookie making. As I’ve mentioned before, most of the gifts we give are charitable donations, with cookies to sweeten the deal for the recipients. That’s a lot of baking in a short period of time, particularly if I’ve compressed my holidays by …

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Oct 06 2010

Tweeting the Nobel Conference

Life is still busy. Yesterday and today are the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. This is an annual event, coinciding with the announcement of the winners of the year’s Nobel Prizes, pulling together a number of scientists to talk about a particular topic. This year is “Making Food Good.” Next …

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Dec 19 2009

Artichoke-Crab Spread

Or, the joys of a well-stocked pantry. It’s holiday party time again. I was planning to bring cupcakes with a cream-cheese-based frosting to a party today, but one of the hosts started talking about all the baking she was doing, including cupcakes. Never “compete” with your host’s cooking. So I was stuck for something to …

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Oct 19 2009

Pie and Ginger

Since I improvised this with only a partial recipe and it won a contest (tied for first, anyway), I suppose I should capture it for posterity. Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie1 9-inch pie crust (I recommend my husband’s, but do what you can)16 oz. cream cheese3/4 cup dark brown sugar2 large eggs1# pie pumpkin3 t Ceylon …

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May 04 2009

M Is for…

It’s May, which means it’s margarita time again. I’m finishing off the first batch of spring. Kelly‘s included them in the final WebMage book (sorry, not for general readership until May 2010). Scribbler is prescribing. Greg keeps mentioning them. They’re everywhere, so it hardly seems fair to keep them to myself. So, if you want …

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Nov 25 2008

Grandma’s Cranberry Relish

Or, how to make all the kids eat their cranberries. Seriously. 3 12-oz. bags fresh cranberries2/3 c. granulated sugar1 large can crushed pineapple1 pint heavy whipping cream1 lb. mini-marshmallows Wash and drain the cranberries. Grind using a medium die. Mix in sugar and let sit overnight in the refrigerator. Drain the crushed pineapple thoroughly. Mix …

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Sep 27 2008

Drinker’s Diary

I’ve been drinking a lot lately. Don’t worry; this is definitely not going to turn into one of those blog posts. It’s more a question of scheduling than anything else. Last Sunday, The Happy Gnome had a whiskey tasting event as part of their Octoberfest. While my husband and I were there, we discovered that …

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