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Buttermilk Scones

May 18, 2009 in scones

My grandmother is an excellent cook. This is one of her favorite scone recipes. While they are called scones, they look and taste more like a buttermilk biscuit. Have them with jam, a little butter, or cut open and put fruit on the scones with a little bit of whipped…

Triple Berry Muffins

May 5, 2009 in muffins

My aunt and uncle own a bed and breakfast in Portland, Maine (Brewster House–great place!). They get up early every morning to make breakfast, from scratch, for all their guests. She and I are a lot alike, in the sense that we both love to cook and continually look for…

Cappuccino Brownies

April 21, 2009 in brownies - No Comments

I first made these brownies around Christmastime my junior year in college. While they didn’t secure a boyfriend, they certainly helped me make many friends! There are three layers to this brownie–a brownie base, a coffee-with-cream middle, and a chocolate layer on top. When I made these brownies, the recipe…

Lemon Bars

April 20, 2009 in bars - No Comments

Lemon is by far my favorite fruit. I love it with everything, especially chocolate. However, just having it by itself is a lovely treat too. You get to taste all the tartness. When I got married, my husband told me just how much he enjoyed this dessert (I suppose it…

Surprise Muffins

April 17, 2009 in muffins - No Comments

When I was in elementary school learning how to bake, after my chocolate chip cookies fiasco, this was the first recipe that I mastered. I think I got this recipe from a Better Crocker’s Kids Cookbook, and I loved looking at all the pictures and trying the recipes.  (However, to be completely…

Perfect Pie Pastry

April 15, 2009 in pies - No Comments

My grandmother, Viva, makes all her pies from scratch, even the dough. This is her favorite recipe. She likes her pie crust thin, but you can make it a little thicker, depending on whether or not you want a thick, decorative crust. This recipe can be used for a 9-inch…

All the Tricks to Make Perfect Cookies

April 14, 2009 in cookies - No Comments

My mom cut out this article from The Oregonian (article by Linda Faus and Danielle Centoni, notes in parenthesis by me) some years back. It is a very helpful article for insuring good, delicious cookies. Too many recipes simply instruct bakers to “cream butter and sugar.” What that means is…

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