Brussels Sprouts with Ham

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Another recipe with ham? Yes, but I’m proud to announce that almost all the ham has been eaten. No one is happier about this than me. This time: ham with a vegetable from the Brassica genus of plants: Brussels sprouts. … Continue reading


Decadent Chocolate Cake

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February 7th, 2012 was the day I started publishing this blog. That’s over 5 years ago! I can’t believe it myself. All birthday celebrations should include cake so I spent quite a lot of time flipping through cookbooks to find … Continue reading


Pan-Fried Onion Dip (and Mayonnaise)

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I’m sure that the immersion blender is my favourite electronic kitchen tool. I use it all the time to purée soups and make smoothies (actually, slushy alcoholic drinks is more accurate). Now I have a new reason to love my … Continue reading


Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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It’s the second anniversary of this blog! The traditional gifts for this anniversary are cotton (in the U.S.) and paper (in the U.K.). To cover both those traditions, I chose a recipe that comes from Barefoot Contessa Parties! by Ina … Continue reading


Hamburger Stroganoff

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A few weeks ago, Hamburger Helper came up in conversation. We talked about how much we liked it, but how bad we felt after eating it. And about how much sodium is in it (38% of the daily value per … Continue reading


Baked Potato Soup

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More soup! This one is a more liquid version of a baked potato, using the same toppings as the ones used to dress up a baked potato. Which are the best part of a baked potato, after all. To start, … Continue reading


Cheese-Craisin Noodle Kugel

cheese-craisin noodle kugel

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I wish I had an Aunt Martha or Lorraine or Sadie to pass down a traditional family recipe for kugel to me, but I don’t. Will I let this deter me from making kugel? Not a chance. I found a … Continue reading