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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Fruit, Nuts

ShareWe were back in Stratton for the long weekend, skiing and sitting by the fire and enjoying too much Merlot (or Cabernet, or Pinot, or Malbec…we’re not picky). A running problem I have with skiing is this: to get the good runs in, before the hoodlums and ski school descend upon the mountain, you have […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, December 24th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Cookies, Dessert, Holiday

Share How appropriate that this post should be my 100th.  I knew it was coming up, but hadn’t actually planned to have it coincide with this recipe.  Maybe it’s Dot smiling down on me?  I like to think so.  I miss her right about now. This was my grandmother’s signature recipe.  Her calling card, if […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, December 14th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Chocolate, Holiday, Italian

ShareI grew up in an area of Baltimore that was about as far from The Wire as a body could possibly get (though not in distance). I went to an all girls private school, wore a blue and white uniform every day for eighteen years, and in the summers took tennis lessons and went to […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, December 11th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Mediterranean, Nuts, Vegetarian

ShareIf you’re like me, you’ve been to a million and one showers for one reason or another.  By now I think the women in my life must be the cleanest folk on the planet (ba dum dum).  While I’m always so happy for the showeree, I have to say that after a while they all […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, November 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Cheese, Dessert, Holiday

ShareThe guy at the end of the hall is my least favorite person on the planet, and I don’t even know his name. He’s one of those know-it-all types that would argue that the sky is green and everyone else is color-blind. He’s also extremely unhygienic (which wouldn’t bother me really if he wasn’t such […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Chocolate, Dessert

ShareIt is a universal truth that enterprising cooks just can’t leave well enough alone. Even the most tried and true recipes beg to be tampered with, each cook putting their own personal stamp on greatness. In my opinion, this is true cooking. Getting away from recipes and testing the waters in your own kitchen. If […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, October 19th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Dessert

ShareOde to a pumpkin.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  More than a hot shower after a day in the cold and rain.  Certainly as much as your friend and cousin the butternut squash.  I’d take you over a Ravens win any day.  Ok.  Well, not really.  That one was a […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, August 13th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Fruit

ShareHave you ever had wild blueberries?  Teeny, tiny and irresistibly sweet, they’re the low-bush variety native to more northern climes, like Massachusetts,  Maine and Canada.  They’re a purpley-blue color with what looks like a layer of frost coating their skin (a sure sign of ultimate freshness).  We used to ride our bikes up to the […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, July 31st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Fruit

ShareI guess you could say I’m one of the lucky ones.  Besides the standard broken heart or two, the to-be-expected massive pimple on the day of the big dance, and the occasional, melodramatic, Judy Blume-worthy  fight with my best friend of the week,  I had a pretty idyllic childhood.  At the very least, it was […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, July 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Fruit

ShareGrowing up, we had dinner at my grandmother’s house every Sunday night. Religiously. I of course have incredibly fond memories of this. She was a superb home cook, of the old fashioned variety (favorites include chicken fried in bacon grease and mashed potatoes, long braised pork chops with apples and onions over egg noodles, and […]


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