Category Archives: Family Favorites

Soy Sauce Marinade

Good for beef, chicken, as well as pork. 1/2 c. soy sauce 1/2 c. water 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 2 Tbsp. oil 1/4 tsp. liquid hot pepper sauce 2 + cloves, garlic 1/4 tsp. black pepper … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Custard Pie

When I was a kid on the West Coast, my family seldom ate rhubarb. ¬†After moving East, I ¬†soon learned to appreciate this humble vegetable (a fruit in NY), which peeks through the cold ground in spring . . . … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake

One of the best things about the arrival of late spring/early summer is the appearance of strawberries in season. Since I’m in D.C. this year, what I customarily think of as a June treat is a phenomenon of mid-May. I … Continue reading

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Oven Pancake Revival

Feeling in a bit of a breakfast rut of late, I have revived my practice of making oven pancakes. I have written about oven pancakes elsewhere, but wanted to revisit them here, with some pictures that have not gone the … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a family favorite, and the recipe I get asked to share most often. These cookies are good keepers, but they also make a large enough amount of dough that you can keep it in the fridge for a … Continue reading

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Tacos constitute one of the staples of my diet. I grew up with Mexican food, and my fridge is almost never without corn tortillas, cilantro, tomato, onion, cheese, beans, and hot sauce, so that I can always whip up something … Continue reading

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1 c. butter 1 1/4 c. sugar 1/4 c. unsulphured molasses 1 egg 2 T. milk 3 3/4 c. unbleached flour 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 3/4 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. ground cardamom 1/2 tsp. … Continue reading

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