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Charnushka-Sesame Seed Parker House Rolls

What is a polynym? One of the definitions is “one of multiple names for the same thing.” For example, firefly and lightning bug are alternative names for the same bioluminescent insect. Great, you say, but I thought this was a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin-Corn Muffins

It’s fall and we thought it was time to bring canned pumpkin into the discussion. That’s usually no problem, but this is 2020. Wherever we looked, canned pumpkin was nowhere to be found. The dreaded 2020 shortage hydra was thought … Continue reading

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Pear Upside Down Cake

Here is the second pear recipe we made recently. This is a variation on pineapple upside cake, which has long historical roots. So does the cast iron skillet in which this cake is prepared. Here is one relevant online history: … Continue reading

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The Best Swedish Meatballs

Classic Swedish meatballs include bread (often day-old) soaked in milk. This recipe appealed to us because the milk product (heavy cream) goes into the gravy, not the meatballs. And the gravy is the star of the show! No disrespect to … Continue reading

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Kare Raisu (Japanese Curry with Rice)

The Japanese term for curry is kare, and this is a great curry recipe. This recipe empties out the spice cabinet and the vegetable drawer. We credit this recipe to Daniel Gritzer at seriouseats.com. The dashi called for is a … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are great, but the usual preparation requires the better part of an hour in the oven. That’s OK if you don’t have any other dishes requiring other temperature settings in competition for time in the oven. Reheating is … Continue reading

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Beef and Guinness Stew

This recipe comes from recipetineats.com; the author is Nagi, from Sydney, Australia, but the flavor is dependent upon Irish beer. The chef for this stew clearly states there is no satisfactory substitute. Importantly, you will not taste any beer in … Continue reading

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Best of British Pot-Roast Beef

Here’s a toothsome addition to your slow cooker repertoire. Americans may not be familiar with topside beef roast, which is what this recipe calls for. This cut comes from the inner muscle of the cow thigh, and is both tender … Continue reading

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Vanilla Waffles

We enjoy waffles for a leisurely weekend breakfast. Leisurely is the key word. If you only have time for toaster “waffles” or are accustomed to the flavor of Bisquick, then this recipe is not for you. For the rest of … Continue reading

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Frikadeller and Cheesy Dill Sauce

This is a good variation on the “hamburgers on the grill” meal. We made these for guests we had last month, and the reviews were so positive, we plan to make these “burgers” part of our regular grilling repertoire. The … Continue reading

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