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Category Archive for 'pie, tarts, cobblers & crisps'

When my friend Sara from Culinerapy visited Concord, Mass. last year, she made a reader’s pilgrimage to Orchard House, the historic home of Louisa May Alcott. Since Sara and I (and half the women we know) share an abiding love for Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women, she sent me a thoughtful souvenir: the author’s recipe [...]

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Have you seen the movie Waitress? It came out in 2007, but I never forget a movie in which pie takes a starring role.¬† Keri Russell plays Jenna, a small-town diner waitress with a problem – she’s pregnant. And unhappy. She doesn’t love the baby’s father – her husband Earl – but does love her [...]

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The people have spoken, and the people like dessert. From seven food teasers in Random Acts of Blogness, the S’mores Tarts emerged victorious. My first thought was: “I have to…make those? Again?” But for you, I’ll fire them up. Just give me a few days – I have to make marshmallows, write a story, get [...]

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Here’s what they don’t tell you about blogging: it’s random. Crazy random. Unless you have a mission¬† – you wish to share model railroad layouts, or describe one cloud shape per day – blogging is ebb and flow. What to say, what to cook – and why? One answer came from What Would Katharine Hepburn [...]

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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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