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Sweet Potato Scones with Chives & Cheddar

Sweet Potato Scones with Chives & Cheddar

Makes 8 large scones

The Canadian Living Entertaining Cookbook is one I remember well from my childhood. However, I only know it for a single recipe: the English Tea Scones. This is a classic recipe for plain scones and, growing up, my mom made some variation of these every Sunday. To this day, it is the only recipe that I am aware of she has ever cooked from the book. Perhaps she’ll beg to differ...

Identity Crisis Pancakes or "Pannenkocrepes"

Identity Crisis Pancakes or "Pannenkocrepes"

Serves 2-4

Yes, you read correctly, Pannenko-crepes. For those pancake aficionados out there, you’ll recognize that this is a combination of the Dutch Pannenkoeken and the French crepe.

February 17th was Pancake Day, or Pancake Tuesday as we call it in our house. Growing up this was very exciting day because it essentially meant that maple syrup would be a main ingredient in dinner. Not only was my mom in support of this...

The 9th Day of Christmas: Naturally Leavened French Country Bread

The 9th Day of Christmas: Naturally Leavened French Country Bread

Flour, salt, water. These three simple ingredients are a culinary wonder in their ability to be transformed into bread with a perfectly crisp exterior and a soft, chewy interior. Today’s post features authentic French bread, courtesy of James Beard award winner, and proprietor of Tartine Bakery & Café in San Francisco, chef Chad Robertson.

You may be familiar with Robertson’s, now multiple, cookbooks. In recent years his first book, Tartine Bread, developed somewhat of a cult following. In it Robertson eloquently and simply explains ...

The 7th Day of Christmas: Hump Day Stilton Soufflé

The 7th Day of Christmas: Hump Day Stilton Soufflé

Serves 4 as a main; 8 as an appetizer

“Soufflé. It’s quick and easy.” As a child, those were words often spoken by my mother in response to the question what’s for dinner?  Understandably, some of you might be skeptical, but you don’t need to let the myth-like horror stories of collapsing egg whites scare you off making soufflé.

This entry officially puts us over the halfway mark of the 12 Days of Christmas, hence the post’s name. That, and we made it on Wednesday. It comes from not a cookbook, but...