Dulce de leche. A tutorial.

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Some call it dulce de leche.  Some say cajeta.  Some refer to it as leche quemada.  I call it one of the easiest recipes I  will ever share with you.  While it is undoubtedly time consuming, it couldn’t be simpler to make.  And homemade dulce de leche (and I don’t mean from a can of sweetened, condensed…

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Cold Creamy Zucchini Soup

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I am aware that my kids may be the exception here, but they live for vichyssoise.  Seriously.  When we were planting potatoes this summer the kids looked at me blanky until I explained that we could make almost endless vichyssoise and homefries.  That got their attention and they got their hands in the dirt, STAT! …

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A cheesy giveaway! Curd you participate?

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I’ve received quite a bit of email about my “Blessed Are the Cheesemakers” post.  Many people have seen the citric acid in their local markets or health food stores but can’t seem to locate rennet.  I decided, not because I’m altruistic and generous, but because I want everyone to enjoy doing what I enjoy doing…

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Zesty Cold Quinoa Salad

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Before I get into the quinoa salad recipe, I want to remind you all that you have one more week to get us your submissions for the The Second Tuesdays Déjà Food Event.  We’re really looking forward to seeing what you all do with your leftover makeovers.      Now, back to business…   Quinoa has…

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Buttermilk Pancakes

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Update: The easy-print version of this recipe can be found here! “I feel thrifty, oh so thrifty. I feel thrifty and nifty and bright. And I pity any Mom who isn’t me tonight.” Alright, so Stephen Sondheim I’m not, but this is what I was singing to myself this morning while simultaneously whipping up pancakes…

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Ze-bra-vo cake!

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  I was feeling mighty sorry for myself yesterday after a much anticipated trip to my old home turf, Michigan, fell victim to the astronomical gas prices.  After moping around I decided to do something constructive and distract myself.  Did I do what a self-respecting hausfrau should?  Did I clean the cupboards, scrub the floors,…

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Roasted Crickets

…That is what my kids told me yesterday when asking whether I could help them roast crickets and then dip them in chocolate.  That is what I get for allowing them to read books about survival skills.    I have 9 crickets chilling, literally, in my fridge in preparation to roast them.  Mmm hmm.  I…

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