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Thanksgiving Wrap-Up and Cider-Brined Turkey

It’s become a tradition to summarize our Thanksgiving every year, here in this space. I mean, what good is a food blog if not to post about your holiday meals? More as a visual record of everything we cooked and ate more than anything. It’s kind of neat, looking back and seeing a photographic record...

Kitchen Basics: How to Freeze Buttermilk

If you’re like me, you lament the fact that buttermilk is only available in quart-sized containers. I mean, really, you can buy a pint or half-pint of cream, heck, you can even buy pint of milk these days, but only full quarts of buttermilk? If you’re also like me, buttermilk isn’t exactly the most commonly...

Amaretti Pumpkin Pie

This is one of those, “why has no one has ever thought of this before?” moments. You’d think replacing graham crackers in typical a pumpkin pie crust with amaretti cookies would be common practice. I mean seriously, why isn’t this a thing? Well, it is now. This unique combo was inspired by one of Jeni’s...

Beyond the Kitchen: Artsy Fartsy Edition

Our new dining table is finally broken in (we hosted our first 6 person gathering last month, a feat our old 4-seater table could not even begin to accommodate). However, despite having lived in the same place for 6 1/2 years, the blank walls that now surround the new table make it feel like we...