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Fancied-up box stuffing

"Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-time takes 12 minutes. This is not coincidence." Erma Bombeck, American humorist I've been cooking a long time and I like to make things from scratch. So, for me, Thanksgiving has become a chance to pull out all the stops. But, when… Continue reading Fancied-up box stuffing

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Moo-free maple/cashew popcorn

“Oh, no!" Hazel wailed. "Popcorn! Our fatal weakness!” Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus Sometimes you just need to snack. That is easier said than done in a household that includes vegetarians and omnivores, a couple non-dairy types and one who eats no gluten. Half the typical glaze (and the calories), but all the sweet… Continue reading Moo-free maple/cashew popcorn

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Simple Saturday cake

“Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.” Janet Evanovich, American novelist Cake is not my go-to dessert. That is brownies.… Continue reading Simple Saturday cake

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Corn-off-the-cob cakes

"...pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet-corn boiled, with the addition of salt?" Henry David Thoreau, Walden To make these cakes look as good as they taste, consider adding some color. Here, grape tomatoes coated in vinegar and oil… Continue reading Corn-off-the-cob cakes