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Plum Jam

What do you do with a bunch of yellow plums? Make plum jam! This was my first attempt in making jam without a thickening agent. The recipe from Food In Jars just calls for a mix of stone fruit (I only used plums), sugar, and lemon zest and juice. I only had bottled lemon juice, [...]

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This is one of my favorite flavors, and one I can only get at Asian stores. Roasted black sesame ice cream is wonderfully rich and nutty. Gray may not be the most appealing color for ice cream (it’s more like slate), but trust me, it’s delicious. I almost failed in this attempt. I don’t know [...]

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For Christmas, I got an ice cream maker attachment. I’ve always been curious about making my own ice cream, so I gave it a try after the holiday, starting with a vanilla frozen custard. It was the richest, creamiest, vanilla-est ice cream I ever had. We were hooked. I then decided to try my hand [...]

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Snickerdoodles

Being the cookie junkie that I am, I can’t believe that this is the first post about cookies that I’ve written for this blog. Well, better late than never. I am asked to make this cookie every year around the holidays. This is Lipby’s favorite. I love anything with cinnamon in it, so it’s one [...]

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I could have sworn I already posted this here, but I’m probably thinking of my previous blog…  In any event, Great-Grandmother Charity died a couple of decades ago, and lived to a ripe old age before she did, so the provenance of this recipe could easily be over 100 years old.  It is the heirloom [...]

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English Muffins

[updated 8/8/2010: edited, and now with photos!] It took me a while to actually follow through on the comment from this post, but I finally made my own English muffins. The dough for English muffins is softer and stickier than your usual bread dough. During the second rise, you form the muffins and let it [...]

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Orange-Almond Polenta Cake

This is a delightfully light and fluffy cake with the pleasant taste of oranges and a hint of almonds. It’s also super-easy to make. I am slightly disappointed that it doesn’t have the consistency of baked polenta– it has more of a cornbread consistency, but lighter. I’m sure I could tweak the recipe to make [...]

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I’ve been on a Korean cuisine kick lately. I think it has a lot to do with living near an HMart– we’ve been buying lots of ingredients to make Korean recipes, with delicious success. It also helps that the salespeople often offer free samples while shopping so that you can try before you buy. I [...]

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Pepperoni Bread

I had the urge to bake cookies for the holiday party at work, but was afraid other staff members would feel the same way and then there would be a glut of cookies. Not that I think that’s a bad thing, mind you, but in the interest of providing a more balanced set of foods [...]

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Oyako Don

Lipby has asked me to make more Japanese dishes for him, and I’m happy to oblige. Donburi is a meal over rice in a bowl. Oyako is a compound word– oya means parent, ko means child. In this case, it refers to the two main ingredients: chicken and egg. The recipe comes together fairly quickly, [...]

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