Monthly Archives: April 2015

Baked Custard with Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Baked custard is a family favorite. At this time of year, when the weather can still sometimes be unpredictably cool, this creamy smooth, soft, and flavorful custard hits the spot. I think it tastes best and has the nicest texture … Continue reading

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Pasta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers

It is that time of year again when I begin to use up whatever is in the freezer to make room for this new year’s garden produce. Last summer, instead of canning the garden tomatoes like I usually do, I … Continue reading

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Mrs. Field’s Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the chocolate chip cookie recipe I like best. It came from my mother-in-law who regularly baked them for family and friends. They are soft with a subtle caramel flavor and loaded with chocolate chips. I could never get … Continue reading

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Shredded Carrots with Lemon

This is a refreshingly simple way to prepare carrots. It is a recipe my sister acquired while living in Italy, a nice make-ahead side dish for week nights or holidays. Purple carrots, if you can find them, add great color … Continue reading

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Italian Lemon Cookies

I have been making this recipe for at least 25 years, a simple, cake-like cookie. You can roll the warm cookies in confectioners sugar or you can dip cooled cookies in a lemon glaze. I sometimes bake them for Christmas … Continue reading

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