Burnin’ Up the Kitchen – Spotted Dog

Growing up Irish-American, I thought Irish soda bread had raisins in it. That was after all the kind my Irish-American great grandmother Sarah Carter, whom I never met, reportedly baked. In reality, what I grew up thinking was soda bread was its distant cousin Spotted Dog.

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Favorite Episodes: Burnin’ Up the Kitchen – Apple Pie

tvJanuary (and February for me) is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

My editorial board aka my friend Sam has been asking me to bake her an apple pie and write a Burnin’ Up The Kitchen post on it for sometime now.  I kept telling her I have never baked a traditional apple pie before – only Swedish Apple Pie. Every time she asked, I told her I had an apple pie story but I didn’t have a recipe (although I’m sure there has to be one in my mom’s recipes – I know I have her pie crust recipe and she made apple pie).

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Favorite Episodes: St. Patrick’s Day Delayed …

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January (and February for me) is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

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Favorite Episodes: Burnin’ Up The Kitchen: And that’s how the cookie crumbles …

tvJanuary is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process. 


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Burnin’ Up the Kitchen – Apple Pie

My editorial board aka my friend Sam has been asking me to bake her an apple pie and write a Burnin’ Up The Kitchen post on it for sometime now.  I kept telling her I have never baked a traditional apple pie before – only Swedish Apple Pie. Every time she asked, I told her I had an apple pie story but I didn’t have a recipe (although I’m sure there has to be one in my mom’s recipes – I know I have her pie crust recipe and she made apple pie).

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Burnin’ Up the Kitchen – Chili on the Fly

imageAutumn is definitely in the air in New England.  Fall colors have peaked, the air is crisp and refreshing on a good day and cold and rainy on a bad day.  Both leaving me wanting the likes of a pot of chili, beef stew, shepherd’s pie; anything warm and comforting.

Earlier this week with the rain pounding outside my kitchen window adding to the chill in the air, I decided to make chili. Continue reading

Burnin’ Up The Kitchen: And that’s how the cookie crumbles …

 

Softball season pretty much runs year round in my family, two nieces on three different teams each with practices running from mid-September to early August and games starting in late April and ending mid-August.

I’m a softball aunt who often celebrates the end of softball season by baking softball cookies for my nieces’ teams.  This year during the first two weeks of August, I baked three batches of softball cookies – one for Jenny’s summer team’s last game of the season and a batch for each girl’s team parties.  Continue reading