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Weekend Work on the Cellar!

The Culinary Cellar is on the move again! See what happened over the weekend.

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The Golem and the Jinni… with a little Fanny Farmer

Looking for a summer read? Curl up this weekend and transport yourself to another world. Nothing can prepare you for this mesmerizing and hypnotic novel. And how does a cookbook fit into it? Read on!

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Farm Journal Vegetable Recipes

It’s time for Farmer’s Markets and fresh summer produce to enjoy!

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Ted Allen in the Kitchen

Ted Allen has a great new cookbook! See what I have made so far.

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The Country Fair Cookbook

The American Tradition of Country Fairs

Just hearing the words “country fairs” brings up visions of pies, cakes, canned goods, and homemade breads all lined up for viewing and judging.   One of my earliest ventures in competitive cooking started with our local fair over thirty years ago.  I would get up on those hot July mornings and bake for a couple of […]

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“The Secret Lives of Baked Goods” Giveaway Winner!

Before I announce the winner of the cookbook giveaway, I am excited to report that the Culinary Cellar is on the move again!  Many of you know that my basement library is an ongoing project.  I have thousands of cookbooks and not enough shelves, but one more was added this weekend!  My sister-in-law’s husband, Larry, is […]

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The Kindness of Strangers

Sometimes the nice parts of life come out of nowhere.  I had that kind of weekend.  After a Saturday morning of running errands most of the day, I came home to find an email that made me smile.  It seems a book publisher I know had a friend who was selling some cookbooks, and take a […]

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Sweet Stories- and a Giveaway!

Did you know that Duncan Hines cake mixes are named after an actual person, while Betty Crocker was simply the figment of someone’s imagination in the marketing department at General Mills?  Boston Cream Pie is not a pie at all, but a cake?  Whoopie Pies are not pies, but cookies?  An Anzac biscuit is not a […]

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