Nutmeg Banana Chips

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Back in October of last year, we made the sixteen hour drive through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and way up north into the tippy top of the lower peninsula of Michigan over The Big Mac and into the Upper Peninsula to see my dad and stepmom. We stocked up for the road trip with the usual suspects:…

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English Muffin Bread

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English muffins hold a very special place in my heart. How could you possibly not love the craggy, full-of-holes, moist bread and the crunchy, toasty bits of cornmeal stuck to the outside that transfer to your fingers when you grip it? I love them every which way, from the English muffin pizzas my mom used…

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Waffle-Iron Ham and Cheese Paninis

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We all know how I feel about ham and cheese. It’s no secret that I love it truly, madly, deeply… The world’s simplest ham and cheese is good enough, no doubt, but everyone knows a toasted ham and cheese is even better. And when you compress that sandwich while it’s toasting -á la panini- you…

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Baked Maple Oatmeal

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I know I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m not a breakfast person. I maintain that with one big exception. See that bowl up there? That’s the exception. That is baked oatmeal. I had a big time Goldilocks complex about oatmeal, and not being someone who eats until ten-thirty/eleven-ish each day, I never really felt…

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Champorado (Chocolate Rice Porridge)

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  Filipino food is some of my favourite  in all of the Earth. It’s not just because it’s great (although it is), but because for most of my youth, it represented the sum total of what was exotic in my life. Growing up in some of the most rural parts of Michigan it was nothing…

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Baked Cider Pumpkin Doughnuts

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When I promise an all desserts week I mean it. Here’s installment #2! There are foods that I will beat down the door and jump over an old lady to get. Doughnuts are not usually one of them. I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth (contrary to what you might think considering the…

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