Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Crust (recipe)

This recipe is so outstanding it deserves a separate post to ensure the recipe sticks around. The combination of ground lamb and sweet potato is spectacular, and this is the kind of dish that is perfect on a cold Sunday, or rainy weekday. I actually made the stew the night before and roasted the sweet

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Kid Chef: Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding (from scratch) (recipe)

Today we made pudding. Bittersweet chocolate pudding. A favorite from when I was first living on my own. The recipe comes from Puddings Custards and Flans by Linda Zimmerman, and the original recipe calls for white chocolate chunks, but we are not fans of white chocolate, so we left that out. Otherwise, the recipe is

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Brownie Smack-down (or is it Snack-down) (recipe)

Our newest family baker comes home from school today determined to make brownies. I tried to tell encourage him to make my favorite brownie recipe, a one-bowl version that my Grandmother used to make, originally off the back of the Baker’s Choice unsweetened chocolate (and is now repeated many other places, including Mark Bittman’s How

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Whoopie Pies – an experiment and a cookbook (a recipe)

Coach’s gifts for soccer were easy this year – the team name was the Whoopie Pies and once I saw the new Whoopie Pies: Dozens of Mix ’em, Match ’em, Eat ’em up recipes by Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell, I had my plan in place. A copy of the book for each coach, along

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