The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

January 21, 2015
by Melissa
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Sometimes I make terrible food.

The first weeks of 2015 have made me realize that I cook very few meals in any given week. To save time on weeknights and to supply our weekday lunches, I tend to cook meals that yield several days worth … Continue reading

March 2, 2013
by Melissa
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Selfless baking (and a banana cake recipe)

I like to share the things I bake with others (by and large, “others” refers to my husband), but I must admit that when I choose what to bake, I almost always choose things that I like. It’s kind of … 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

July 14, 2012
by Melissa
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Remedy for a dearth of cake.

It’s recently come to my attention that I haven’t baked enough cake this year. I think my husband has been subtly mentioning this for months, but I apparently chose to pretend I didn’t hear him for months. I’m going to … Continue reading

May 23, 2012
by Melissa
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A wagon full of strawberries.

Strawberry season is starting to wind down in my part of Virginia, but I took full advantage of it this year. Or as full advantage as a person with a small freezer can take. Since I started canning a lot … Continue reading