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DIY: Homemade Pop Tarts

If you ever get the chance to take a cooking class with Rebecca Rather, you gotta do it. And the same holds true for being in the same room as David Lebovitz. You won’t be sorry. I’ve taken two cooking classes with The Pastry Queen recently and walked away from the last class with my [...]

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DIY: Homemade Mozzarella

The last time we were buying supplies to brew beer, I spotted a mozzarella kit on the shelf. Homemade mozzarella? Yum! In 30 minute? No way! It’s surprisingly easy to make if you can find the right milk. While straight-from-the-dairy milk is recommended, not everyone has access to such a luxury. Pasteurized milk works fine, [...]

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Homemade Pasta

Fresh Pasta

Homemade pasta is very easy to make. It’s not faster than opening a box of Barilla and dropping it into boiling water but it is more satisfying if you’ve got about an hour. And a food processor. And a pasta roller I suppose I could have used my hands to work the raw ingredients into [...]

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DIY: Homemade Frozen Pizza

DIY: Frozen Pizzas

It’s not delivery. And it’s not DiGiorno but it is frozen pizza. Frozen pizzas have their appeal – they’re a cheap way to have dinner on the table in 15 minutes. They also have severe drawbacks – the toppings aren’t fresh and a lot of times, even a single slice can be a hidden sodium [...]

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Panko Crusted Sushi: The Alaska Roll

Panko-Crusted Alaska Roll

One of our favorite splurge meals is sushi. I like to make it at home but I love going out for sushi. And while I love the variety of the restaurant-specific interpretation of sushi rolls, I’m completely content with an ice cold platter of mini-slabs of fresh fish in front of me. The Foodie Groom? [...]

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DIY: Homemade Yogurt

I have discovered Greek yogurt and I love it. As in big-fat-pink-puffy-sparkly-hearts love it. It’s creamy, tangy, and so much thicker and more flavorful than regular yogurt. I am burning through this stuff at a ridiculous pace. It really doesn’t take long to get to the bottom of a container when you bake muffins, Grapefruit [...]

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DIY: Better Hamburger buns

I set out this year with with a goal of baking more bread. Muffins, bagels, sandwich bread, hamburger buns, baguettes, meatball sub buns… you name it. And since my husband loves sourdough bread, I have a starter bubbling away, stinking up a corner of the kitchen. Only time will tell if my sourdough starter will [...]

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DIY: Homemade Butter

I made homemade butter this morning. I’d like to say that I tapped into some incredibly trendy, inner streak of domesticity for inspiration, but… I’d be lying. I was at home sick and completely bored out of my mind. All My Children was still hours away. Cooking anything would be a complete waste of food [...]

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