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Try Making Pie Crust With Butter Instead of Shortening

Pie Shell Made From Butter

Have you ever made an all-butter pie shell?  In my teens, I was enamored with making pies.  My dad was quite skinny, an easy target for my efforts.   Since you couldn’t buy pre-made pie shells in the store back then, the first part of making a pie was obviously making the crust.  Without a food […]

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Irish Potato Soup ~ I Devoured This at Camp Blogaway

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Camp Blogaway is my baby. It’s where close to a hundred passionate food bloggers join me in our gorgeous So Cal mountains to study food, talk about food, debate food, write about food, photograph food and EAT FOOD… like this yummy-rich Irish Potato Soup.  I’ve been holding this recipe back until chilly weather arrived, WHO […]

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Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes & Her Thing About Butter

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Gloria's Scalloped Potatoes by Worth The Whisk

Let’s see if I paid attention to how my mom, Gloria, made her scalloped potatoes. She was always peeling potatoes; there were seven of us. And she had no recipe box if I remember, just a mental arsenal of foods we would consume without debate. There were no extra items for any fussy eater. Either […]

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Seared Sea Scallops in Saffron Burre Blanc with Sautéed Spinach

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Christmas present to Larry: a cooking class at Sur La Table. He picked “Date Night Paris in April” with Chef Martin Gilligan at LA Farmer’s Market location. I’ll post more recipes soon – watch for them – but to begin, here is one of the easiest: Seared Sea Scallops in Saffron Burre Blanc on Sautéed […]

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All Butter Pie Shell

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When I was a teen, I baked pies for fun.  My dad was very skinny and there wasn’t much of a dietary focus in the household.  Since you couldn’t buy pre-made pie shells in the store yet, the first part of making a pie was obviously making the crust.  Without a food processor.  And with […]

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