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New Year’s Day Paella, and Paella Through the Years

Gallery of paella through the years Even better than our long-standing tradition of making a paella on New Year’s Eve may be having a big pot of leftovers ready to go for a lazy New Year’s Day and beyond. My … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Short Ribs, Milk and Cookie Shots, and Sangria

On Christmas morning I looked through photos of Christmas past while the rest of my family slept in, and I thought about tradition. As my little boys turned into adults, Christmas became less about the presents and more about spending time … Continue reading

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Leave some milk in a dark cupboard to make homemade kefir

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #15, a link party. Join me by linking up a “milk”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} Have you heard of kefir? A fermented milk drink that’s a cousin of yogurt, kefir is loaded … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Getting Figgy with It

Warmth (Daily Post Photo Challenge) With older teens at Christmas, the focus isn’t much on the presents anymore. It’s on relaxing together as a family, listening to Christmas music, and coming up with some special food I don’t serve during … Continue reading

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When winter gives you lemons…

When winter gives you lemons … make limoncello! Tart and sweet, crisp and cold, limoncello is a delightful after-dinner drink, and it turns out it’s easy to make at home. I just finished my second batch; my first try was … Continue reading

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Dijon that Passes Muster: Guess The Mystery Meal (Part 4)

{Previous “Guess the Mystery Meal” posts: Introduction | Homemade Ketchup | Homemade Worcestershire Sauce} Continuing with my project to make a mystery meal from 47 ingredients, I made another component: homemade Dijon mustard.  Like the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, the … Continue reading

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The Everything But the Kitchen Sink Condiment: Guess the Mystery Meal (Part 3)

Homemade Worcestershire Sauce {Previous “Guess the Mystery Meal” posts: Introduction | Homemade Ketchup} Compared to what I can get in a bottle, my homemade Worcestershire sauce was spicier, tarter, and thicker. Yum, yum, and yum. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Ketchup with Me: Guess the Mystery Meal (Part 2)

Previous post: Guess the Mystery Meal: A Ten-Part Series (Part 1) I made the first component of my mystery meal: homemade ketchup. As Chef John explains: “This takes a long time to make, it’s not that much cheaper, but at … Continue reading

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Guess the Mystery Meal: A Ten Part Series (Part 1)

#DPSBUGSVIEW Today I am launching a new project: Guess the Mystery Meal. I am going to make a meal from scratch using 47 ingredients. The meal will have five basic components, but one of the components will have six homemade … Continue reading

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Homemade ricotta

I had heard that it’s easy to make homemade ricotta cheese, so when I ended up stuck with two extra gallons of milk due to a grocery delivery mishap, the time to try it had arrived. It was easy. I … Continue reading

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