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Claire Saffritz’ Pull-Apart Sour Cream and Chive Rolls

Claire Saffritz’ Pull-Apart Sour Cream and Chive Rolls

Claire Saffritz’ new cookbook may be called “Dessert Person” but the first thing Andrew baked were these melt-in-your-mouth dinner rolls. The classic Parker House rolls inspired this recipe.  In all honesty, they’re even better—more pillow-like and tender than the originals.  Then there’s a subtle onion…

Broccoli Pepper Jack Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

Broccoli Pepper Jack Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

A remarkably creamy-rich soup with a secret. There’s not a drop of cream in it. Bon Appetit Editor Sarah Jampel developed this recipe for the magazine’s “Basically” series. “Basically” focuses on beginner home cooks. Do not be put off by the length of the recipe.…

Cranberry Lemon Bars

Cranberry Lemon Bars

What says the Holidays are here more than the Cranberry? Andrew went all out for our Thanksgiving, baking his extraordinary treats. Included in this year’s selection were these glorious Lemon=y cranberry bars.  A generously salted vanilla cookie base is topped with the tangy sweetness of…

Black and White Cookies from Melissa Clark

Black and White Cookies from Melissa Clark

The Cookie Jerry Seinfeld Made into a TV Star Jerry Seinfeld is almost as beloved in New York City as the Black and White.  This cookie is found everywhere from the corner bodega to that most upscale of bakeries, William Greenberg. Seinfeld used it to…

The Best Baked Potato?  Try Our English Jacket Potatoes!

The Best Baked Potato? Try Our English Jacket Potatoes!

Astonishingly, Baked Potatoes are trending in the heat of Summer. Almost every day, I check to see what’s hot on Chewing The Fat.  This week, I discovered that the most popular recipe on the entire site was “The Perfect Baked Potato”. With 4160 pageviews just…

Melissa Clark’s Rhubarb Custard Bars

Melissa Clark’s Rhubarb Custard Bars

It’s Melissa Clark Week!  Here’s her phenomenal gift to Rhubarb lovers everywhere. What Melissa Clark did for Asparagus earlier this week is now bookended by another seasonal favorite. It’s rhubarb which made its first appearance at our Organic Farm Stand, Serene Green, this week.  Andrew…

Guilty Pleasures:  Philly Cheesesteaks

Guilty Pleasures: Philly Cheesesteaks

I’m not going to lie to you: This is not health food but oh my, is it good. We all have them: foods that are somehow irresistible—even if their ingredients are sometimes questionable like the “Cheese” in Cheesesteaks or the quality of the beef that’s…

Joanne Chang’s Rosemary and Olive Oil Focaccia from Flour Bakery, Boston.

Joanne Chang’s Rosemary and Olive Oil Focaccia from Flour Bakery, Boston.

If your ambitions for this week included baking great bread, this is for you. Breadmaking has become wildly popular. All over Instagram our friends are posting glorious photos of all kinds of sourdough boules, baguettes, Irish brown bread, and the inevitable pizza dough. To say…