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Pi Day 2014: Raspberry Ricotta Pie

I tend to get an idea in my head and dive in – only later realizing that what I thought was a great thing is, in actuality, a shit-ton of work. Yesterday I woke up and went about my usual … Continue reading

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Cabernet Chocolate Bundt Cake

Did you ever want to give someone a gift because they did something nice for you? Maybe 1) they helped you shovel ridiculous amounts of snow or 2) they watched your kid so you could have a girls night out when … Continue reading

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or The Way to a(n Old Fashioned) Man’s Heart

There are some weeks when I go shopping and all I throw in my cart is junk.  I grab lots of cheeses (soft, creamy brie is a favorite) and crackers (wheat crackers are good for me!), ice cream (It’s for … Continue reading

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A Sweet Gift: Cranberry Almond Biscotti

It’s that time of year when you hear bakers and non-bakers alike mutter that famous line: I gotta make my Christmas cookies! I am not one of those people. I make a truckload of cookies the week before Thanksgiving for … Continue reading

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Baking Up a Storm – The Cookie Review

Wow. What a week! We celebrated the holiday a little early, as we have each year for the past eight, and hosted our Annual Open House at the Farm last Sunday.  It was a madhouse from the very start and … Continue reading

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Field to Feast: Strawberries and Rhubarb… The Day After

This pic pretty much sums up my absolute favorite way to use the strawberry-rhubarb sauce recipe which I posted earlier in  the week.  Well, other than just eating it with a spoon, that is.  The full-fat ice cream, whipped cream and vanilla … Continue reading

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Field to Feast: Strawberries and Rhubarb

We plant about 500-750 new strawberry plants each year in addition to transplanting daughter plants and maintaining the previous year’s mothers.  These new ‘bare root’ plants come from a supplier in what looks like a box of tangled, dirty never-gonna-grow … Continue reading

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What to do with Bespeckled Bananas

Obviously, make banana bread. But not some oily, bland, burnt banana bread… you want one that tastes just like Aunt Pam’s! And Aunt Pam would be whom, you ask? Well, she would be my mom’s sister, and she is also … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

Out here in the Black Dirt area of Orange County, NY, we have to deal with very unique circumstances and events, and after 40<cough, cough> years of living here, I’m kinda used to those things.  My father, after 70 years … Continue reading

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Forgot to buy colored sugar for cookies? MAKE IT!

A friend of mine asked me to make a cookie donation to a very worthy cause: The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. As her way of raising funds for this cause, Katie hosted a Spa Day complete with raffles and … Continue reading

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