Author Archives: SO

Chocolate – Peppermint Checkerboards

Here’s a project with some extra math, just because we know all kids love math. Obviously all recipes call for a little math: addition, proportions, fractions. But this one adds some geometry. This is a basic icebox sugar cookie, but … Continue reading

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World’s Greatest Granola Just Got a Little Better

After winning the top prize at the state fair, where else is there to go? Just sit back and rake in the dough, right? Well, that worked for a while, but eventually we had to have another go at it. … Continue reading

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Hope’s Busy Holiday Baking Season … so far

Big Sister has been flexing her whisking and stirring muscles. Take a peek here.

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How good is your pumpkin pie?

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How good is your pumpkin pie? Well … these guys can tell you, and with Nate Silveresque precision.   Our experiments reveal that recipe ratings can be well predicted with features derived from combinations of ingredient networks and nutrition information. … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk

Good read here. Mapping the World’s Most Seductive Shrines to Coffee Claire Cottrell | Oct 4, 2012

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So there you have it

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well Julian of Norwich

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Autumnal Equinox

A long day behind the wheel … … taking in Colorado’s changing colors … … gives a girl quite the appetite.

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