Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

Hello my friends! This week in the life of Joy the Baker:   I learned that homemade eggnog is essentially chilled ice cream base with rum and nutmeg and if someone would have told me that unchurned ice cream was acceptable…

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Bread Holiday

Mediterranean Pull Apart Bread

What I was trying to do was solve a problem.  It’s December, you can guess the problem.  The… I Have To Go To A Holiday Thing With An Edible Thing Problem.  But what edible thing because honestly it’s hard to manage…

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Beyond the Kitchen Holiday

The Holiday Give and Take

Welcome to the time of year when impromptu gatherings have an added warmth (hopefully from a frosty Brandy Milk Punch), an added twinkle (from a well-adorned Christmas tree), and that extra bit of cheer and love.  We need it. It’s…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

It’s like… you know leftover mashed potatoes are better re-heated, but still somehow you scoop them out of the refrigerator with a spoon (or your fingers).  The leftover sweet potato pie just needs hot coffee, and if you’re feeling a…

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Breakfast Holiday

Cranberry Cornmeal Scones

A lifetime ago I worked at a coffee shop in sunny Burbank, California.  It was a tiny, one-barista-type coffee shop where the morning coffee maker decided on the brew, decided on the signage, set the baked goods out in the…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

Hello friends. Another week creeping closer to the holiday season. Are you feeling it in the air?  I am… mostly because there was no fresh rosemary at the grocery store this morning.  Everyone is thinking ahead / prepared / making…

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