Strawberry Buttermilk Rolls

Strawberry Buttermilk Rolls

A wise lady once said, "Sure, I'd like to get married. But not as much as I'd like to be dipped into a big vat of warm, rising bread dough." I like that quote/joke so much I'm convinced I've used it before to introduce a baked goods post. But I'm not looking back! Onward, ...

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Waffled Potato Kugel with Bacon

Waffled Potato Kugel

This is it, compadres! This is the food that represents my cultural identity. Thus far, at least. Sourdough rye corn dogs, beet fries, and sauerkraut-topped burgers: all improbable, but not impossible. (And you know I'd try all of the above... Sometimes I think it's a good thing ...

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Nettle Pasta with Leeks, Hazelnuts, and Goat Cheese

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There are so many things I've been itching to do in Oregon since I moved here. Besides hiking, exploring Crater Lake, and things like this tulip festival, a big item on the mental to-do list has been mushrooming and, less specifically, foraging. I've been intrigued by gathering ...

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Murray Street Cocktail

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A better home bar, much like Beyonce, is not built overnight — at least mine wasn't. It's usually less of an ambush makeover and more of a series of small improvements: a reliable manual citrus juicer here, a julep strainer there. One nice bottle of whiskey instead of ...

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Coconut-Rhubarb Cake

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Don't tell Marie Antoinette, but bread and cake have become a little indistinguishable around here these days. So be nice to your friends, call it bread, and let them eat cake — for breakfast. Of course, Marie Antoinette never actually said that, and by some accounts was ...

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