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Brown Butter Snickerdooles from The Sprinkles Baking Book

  The name “snickerdoodle” probably is German, at least according to The Joy of Cooking. I can remember walking by bakeries in the 1950s with their doors open and aromas pouring out to the sidewalk. The pungency of the cinnamon from the snickerdoodles was always a dominant note that made walking into the bakery a…

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TBT Recipe: Onion Soup with Cider and Cheddar Gratin from Cold Weather Cooking

It's Thursday in early February and in New York City we finally have a real snow storm. Schools are closed. Traffic slow. And it is cold and blowing. We need cold weather food and this recipe, from a couple of years ago, is just the solution. Put on your boots, get some cheese and onions,…

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Sautéed Trout, Soft Scrambled Eggs, Chanterelle Mushrooms from Big Bad Breakfast by John Currence

In his newest book Big Bad Breakfast, author John Currence demonstrates why, in the tiny town of Oxford, Mississippi, he has six restaurants and they are all packed. Born in New Orleans, John’s Southern heritage is evident on every page. The recipes are designed for elevated breakfasts but many, like this one, make for a…

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Butter + Cinnamon + Sugar = Cake from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson

    This is the third recipe Suzi and I tried from the wonderful Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson. Lisa loves intense flavors and she’s fond of cake for breakfast. Pie, too, I suspect. For breakfast, I find a chocolate cake a bit intense. But, cinnamon is lovely. We eat cinnamon rolls so why not…

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