The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

October 3, 2012
by Melissa
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Enchanted by apples (and by Charlottesville).

It’s been nearly a year since we decided to move to Charlottesville and I can safely say that I’m very pleased with our decision. Every single thing that I thought I would love about this town is true. With each … Continue reading

September 4, 2012
by Melissa
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Macaron mania!

My husband and I came back from our trip to Paris in April with an obsession for macarons. Prior to our trip, I had tried macarons from a few different places here in the U.S. and I’d even made my … Continue reading

September 2, 2012
by Melissa
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Lemony Cream Puffs

 I haven’t made a lot of progress lately towards completing all of the items on the Year of Fearless Cooking list that I posted in January. But today I made a Boston cream pie and successfully (I think, we haven’t … Continue reading

September 1, 2012
by Melissa
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I’ve got a can-do spirit.

I’ve been busy this summer. Busy canning nearly every weekend and sometimes on weekday nights. I thought my canning might decline a little because of our move to Charlottesville and our slightly smaller kitchen with less storage space. I was … Continue reading

July 29, 2012
by Melissa
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Lunch for just a dollar.

I don’t fry very many foods at home due to the mess of frying on the stove, the oil disposal and the general unhealthiness of fried food.  Despite this, once or twice a summer I am compelled to make a … Continue reading