The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

January 12, 2015
by Melissa
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So many jars.

Every Christmas when I sort and package the year’s canned goods to give as gifts, I proclaim that I won’t can so many things the next year. And every year, I fail to can less. This year went a bit … 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

February 6, 2012
by Melissa
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I no longer fail at making bread pudding.

It’s only 37 days into 2012 and I’ve already successfully cooked several things I had never cooked before and as of yesterday, I finally made a decent batch of bread pudding. In fact, this batch of bread pudding is so … Continue reading