Cornmeal Cherry Cookies

Cornmeal Cherry CookiesFrom Everyday Food MAKES 32Cornmeal gives these not-too-sweet cookies a crumbly texture and golden color. Keep an extra log in the freezer—you can slice off and bake as many cookies as you want. The parchment-wrapped dough can be placed in a resealable plastic bag and frozen for 3 months. The dough can be […]

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Carolyn’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carolyn’s Chocolate Chip Cookiesfrom Martha Stewart Living magazine Ingredients:2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour½ tsp. salt½ tsp. baking soda1 cup (2 sticks) butter1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. firmly packed dark brown sugar (no substitutions, please!)½ cup granulated white sugar1 large whole egg1 large egg yolk½ Tbsp. pure vanilla extract1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips1 […]

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Brownie Cupcakes

Brownie Cupcakes (From Martha Stewart)MAKES 12 Ingredients:6 Tbsp. unsalted butter1 (11 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips–Trader Joe’s is best3 large eggs1 cup sugar3/4 cup all-purpose flour1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa1/8 tsp. baking soda1/4-1/2 tsp. salt (optional, but I think it needs it)1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (walnuts, or pecans)Chocolate frosting (totally optional) Instructions:1. Preheat oven to […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

This must be made each and every St. Patrick’s Day! Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients:1 3-5 lb. corned beef brisket (with seasoning packet included)Watera handful of peppercornsa bay leafParsnipsCarrotsCeleryPotatoesCabbage Instructions:Rinse brisket under cold water to remove the brine. Place in pot and cover with cold water. Add the peppercorns, bay leaf, and spice packet. Bring […]

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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins (from Cooks’ Illustrated)MAKES 12 REGULAR SIZE MUFFINS Ingredients:2 cups flour1 Tbsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1 cup granulated sugar1 large egg4 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled1 1/4 cups sour cream1 1/4 cups frozen blueberries, preferably wild (I love Wyman’s–they are small and very tasty.) Instructions:1. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, […]

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Grandma’s Oatmeal Icebox Cookies

Grandma’s Oatmeal Icebox Cookies Ingredients:1 cup shortening1 ¼ cup brown sugar¾ cup white sugar2 eggs, slightly beaten1 tsp vanilla1 ½ cups flour1 tsp baking soda½ tsp salt3 cups rolled oats2 cups raisins, softened in hot water(optional additions: dried cranberries, cherries, apricots, etc. chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts) Instructions:Cream shortening and sugars until light […]

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Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies

Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookiesfrom my mom Ingredients: 4 cups flour4 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1 Tbsp ginger2 tsp cinnamon1 ½ cups oil2 cups sugar2 eggs½ cup molasses Instructions:Sift dry ingredients together. Pour oil into mixing bowl. Add sugar and mix until sugar is wet, add eggs and mix well. Add molasses. On low speed […]

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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curdfrom Khaliel Kelly Juice and zest of 1 lemon1/3 cup granulated white sugar2 Tbsp. butter1 egg, lightly beatendash salt Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. In separate bowl, grate lemon peel and squeeze juice from lemon. Add sugar and egg. Whisk to combine. Add the melted butter to bowl, and pour […]

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Oatmeal Buttermilk Muffins

Oatmeal Buttermilk MuffinsMAKES 12 Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned, not instant)1 cup buttermilk**½ cup butter½ cup dark brown sugar (can use light brown sugar)1 egg1 cup all-purpose flour1 tsp. baking powder1/4 tsp. baking soda Pinch of salt¼ cup- ½ cup raisins (if desired, soak raisins in very hot water for 15 minutes) Instructions: 1. […]

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