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PANTRY COOKING: PANCAKES

PANTRY COOKING: PANCAKES

These might very well be the best pancakes in the world. It's my recipe, probably stolen in my twenties, but I changed it over the years to make it my own. I used to work in a diner, so I have an unnatural love for breakfast twenty-four hours a day. It's getting...

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PANTRY COOKING: TOFFEE

PANTRY COOKING: TOFFEE

Chef Michael Pollan writes about health and food. In his book "Food Rules" one of his rules is particularly dangerous. He says that we shouldn't eat junk food unless we make it ourselves. And then we can have as much as we want. It's most definitely the letter of the...

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MEAL PREP LIKE A CHEF (AND HAVE FUN!)

MEAL PREP LIKE A CHEF (AND HAVE FUN!)

Meal Prep will change your world. Done right, it's like God himself is in your kitchen. Done wrong, it's the opposite--stressful, expensive, and will turn out to be something you resent. Meal prep properly--with joy. 5 Reasons to meal prep  It saves you money So many...

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Alcohol 101: Make Your Own Amaretto

Alcohol 101: Make Your Own Amaretto

Don't buy that amaretto! Make it instead.  Are you spending $40 in the store for a bottle of amaretto?  You shouldn't. This is a simple make at home recipe. Save the fancy bottle you drained at Christmas and make a never ending bottle for yourself, or make a few to...

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MAPLE SUGARING SEASON IN NEW ENGLAND

MAPLE SUGARING SEASON IN NEW ENGLAND

If  you've never eaten an entire tray of maple sugar candy in one sitting, you don't know what you're missing. Maple sugaring time the best farm time ever. It starts in late winter when there are a couple of warm days that switch back into cold--the sap runs in the...

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ROASTED GARLIC CONFIT

ROASTED GARLIC CONFIT

Too many vampires sucking away your time? Make some roasted garlic. This is a great way to preserve garlic en masse, and it gives foods a garlic-snob taste that shaking out a jar of garlic powder just won't do. When you roast garlic, you make the memory of every...

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PANTRY MEALS: CREPES

PANTRY MEALS: CREPES

INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1 cup of milk 1 cup of flour 1/2 tsp salt 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil DIRECTIONS Blend all the ingredients above. You can use a...

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NEVER BUY VANILLA AGAIN–MAKE IT!

NEVER BUY VANILLA AGAIN–MAKE IT!

Vanilla is the second-highest priced spice in the world. Saffron is the first.  I don't use saffron much but I could drink vanilla. Two problems: I can't grow vanilla on the Poser Homestead. And... who can afford to buy it these days. It's fifty bucks a cup. But then,...

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PANTRY MEALS: BLACK BEAN BURGERS

Vegetarians get cheated at barbecues. No more! These black bean burgers are amazing. You won't have to disinvite vegetarians from summer because they don't eat meat. ...

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