Archive for June, 2007:

Jun
29

Great Aunt Kay’s Lemon Bars

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Crust: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 cup butter (chilled and sliced into 1 Tbsp bricks) Melinda’s addition: Zest from one lemon Aunt Kay used two forks to mix it up, but I found that making it in the food processor actually works better — pulse it until it becomes a “butter ball” […]

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Jun
29

The Story of Great Aunt Kay’s Lemon Bars

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  My aunt Kay (my grandpa McRae’s sister, so she‘s my great aunt) was the biggest influence – actually my only influence for great cooking – not to diss my mom, but aunt Kay was a foodie before it became fashionable.  She was our relative who moved from Montana to California and my grandparents and […]

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Jun
25

Naked Pies and Other Stories from the (Store)Front

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You’ve heard them all: As American as apple pie. Pie in the sky. Easy as pie. Sweet as pie. Ask most anyone about their favorite pie, and I guarantee they have an opinion—and a memory that goes along with it. Just ask Melinda M. (not her real name), and she’ll tell you that apple pie […]

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Jun
25

Portugese Style Thanksgiving Stuffing

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3/4 pound bacon, diced 1 pound linguica (traditional Portuguese sausage), casings removed and diced 1 large onion, chopped 3/4 cup sliced celery 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped 1 loaf French bread, cubed and left out overnight 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth Salt […]

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Jun
25

Maria’s Golden Raisin Scones

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3 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 2½ teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup golden raisins Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut butter into dry mixture until pieces of butter are very small. Add raisins and coat with flour […]

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Jun
25

Diane’s Bean Dip

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1 can of Frito Lay bean dip 8 ounces sour cream 8 ounces cream cheese ½ package taco seasoning ½ bunch green onions, sliced Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese, grated Sliced black olives, if desired Mix bean dip, sour cream, cream cheese, seasoning, and green onions in a food processor. Pour into a […]

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