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Know Your Place (Setting): Place Setting Cookies 0

Know Your Place (Setting): Place Setting Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I know that there is a good chance that you spent Thanksgiving with your “real” family (and not glued to Google Reader), and you are reading this well past Thanksgiving in the deep dark shopping daze that is late November.  Good for you.  Of course, there’s also a good chance that today is Thanksgiving, your family has...

Sweet and Wheat: Homemade Graham Crackers 1

Sweet and Wheat: Homemade Graham Crackers

One of my favorite snacks growing up was a simple graham cracker with a schmear of creamy peanut butter.  I fondly recall snacking on sleeves of Nabisco grahams with my Nana in front of the television in the kitchen at my grandparents’ house.  I find the straight-forward honey graham cracker is the most versatile for baking (and a favorite for...

Celebrating Julia Child: Madeleines 2

Celebrating Julia Child: Madeleines

One hundred years ago, on August 15, 1912, Julia Carolyn McWilliams was born in Pasadena, California.  Baby Julia would grow up to be Julia Child, whose professional life would be dedicated to cuisine.  With the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, she successfully brought the wonder of French cuisine to the United States.  The first televised cooking series,...