Category Archives: quick

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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Concentration

So now I know … if I ever need 30 minutes of peace and quiet, just give her a cup of shredded cheese and a couple of almost-ready-for-the-oven quesadillas, and then just sit back and watch her go at it.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake: if you can use a can opener …

It’s easy. It feeds an army. Freezes well for week-long snacking. And you can mix up the directions and it still works. Thanks to the forgiving quality of pumpkin. Seriously, has anyone ever screwed up a pumpkin dessert? Well, there … Continue reading

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Autumn on the Brain

There are few things in life better than a mid-summer watermelon, lemonade when the thermometer hits triple digits, or a peach in August, which is really the only month they should be allowed to be consumed. But it’s getting colder … Continue reading

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30 Minute Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza

There are lots of shortcuts for making pizza dough, but I’m not sure this one counts as a shortcut. It simply uses a time-honored method for a quick bread — using beer instead of yeast — and applies it to … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

2 cups flour (or, 1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup white whole wheat) ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 6 Tbs (¾ stick) unsalted butter, room temp (or half butter, half shortening, for an … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday idea, or just a quick lunch

Stumbled onto this one the same time that we found this one. Funny that I had never thought of putting an egg on a quesadilla before, and then found two on the same day that called for it. While the … Continue reading

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