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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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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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Maple Pecan Pie

It’s no secret: I like pie. So when my friend Tom suggested creating a new holiday, International Pie for Breakfast Day, I enthusiastically told him I’d be willing to participate. I asked Lipby what his favorite pie is, and he said pecan. I found a lovely recipe on Epicurious for a Maple Pecan Pie. The [...]

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Sweet Potato Pie

What can I say but mmm, pie. Some people will contend that this is better than pumpkin pie. You be the judge. I admit to having trouble with crusts. I can’t seem to get them to roll nicely without sticking to the surface. Any thoughts on this? Should I chill the dough longer than an [...]

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photo by Yoko Mari makes this for her Thanksgiving celebration.  When she described it to Dragonia and I one night sitting around the Bevin fountain, I remarked that it sounded kind of like a Yodel.  She didn’t know what that was, though.  And while you can’t carry two entire pumpkin rolls in your lunch box, [...]

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