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Upside-Down Tomato Basil Bread

It’s the last Summer Fest cross-blogging event, and this final week is all about tomatoes. The most joyous snack in the garden, right, the easiest slice of summer? Most people will just brush off a sun-warmed tomato and bite down right there, right there in the garden, like a drippy red apple. Unless you are [...]

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Well! A big hello to my mom, my dog, and the two determined readers still listening. If you’re among the faithful few, well bless you, you may be pleased to hear that this is…no kidding now…the last Back Pages. Ever. With cheese danish as my witness, I’ll never do reruns again. We’re back from a [...]

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At the coffee shop the other day, Greg was looking for a slice of banana bread, like he always does. I glanced through the tiered pastry baskets – on top, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread. Bottom, sugar cookies. “No banana.” I checked one more basket, and held something up. “Banana muffin?” Greg took the muffin. Locally [...]

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Homemade visuals normally get tossed into Drawing Board, but – it’s Saturday, and I’m much too lazy for a full-on post.  And it’s not like you’ll be cooking today or anything.  Surely on the weekend, reservations and wordless posts are best. Anyway, found within a stack and then another stack of dubious food-sketchbook archives, here [...]

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On our 15th anniversary, a look back at the most important cake I never made. ———– We’d insisted on a November wedding – autumn, crisp and comfortable – but now, standing in satin heels before a seated crowd at the Knickerbocker Hotel, I thought, what the hell does it matter what month it is, except [...]

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