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make your own yellow cake mix

Pin ItHave you ever been happily making a yummy thing, and get half way into it when you realize you don’t have one of the ingredients? This happened to the Damsel yesterday, when she attempted to make pumpkin pie squares. The recipe called for a yellow cake mix, and the pantry had no such thing. […]

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measuring honey

Pin It Honey. An old-fashioned and yummy ingredient if there ever was one. If you have to measure honey for a recipe, do you draw a deep sigh? It’s going to be messy. Sticky. Gloppy. And then it’s going to stick to the measuring cup, and  the full measure of honey won’t get into the […]

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old school stove

Pin ItSometimes older is better. Someday, this old school oven shall preside over the Damsel’s kitchen. From this angle, she can see no down side. Someday. Someday. Anyone have any info on whether this exists in the real world, or is only found in old-fashioned dreams?

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pumpkin spice scones

Pin ItPumpkin. So good. In the olden days, October was a time to pull those last bits of harvest in and finally take a deep breath after the year’s hard work. The humble pumpkin has sort of become a symbol of all that, even now, when the most we have to do with a pumpkin […]

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Pin It Guest blog by Caleb Warnock, author of The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast: Breads, Pancakes, Waffles, Cinnamon Rolls and Muffins and the national bestseller Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers.© 2012 Caleb Warnock. The contents of this blog post are not in the public domain and may not be […]

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manly oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Pin ItYou’ve seen recipes before that say “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever.” You’ve seen those words more than once, as a matter of fact. Perhaps you’ve even seen so many recipes like this that the words no longer have meaning. Just stop right there. Take a deep breath. Because this recipe is the one, the […]

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Pin ItWhat is it with the Damsel and cake lately? She’s always considered herself more of a pie girl than a cake eater. One possible reason: her friend Annette Lyon’s book Chocolate Never Faileth. The Damsel has been baking her way through this book and well, she’s got the jiggle to prove it. (FTC disclaimer: […]

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chocolate chips = frosting

Pin ItY’all know about this, right? Pretend you’ve baked a cake or some brownies, and you’re either too lazy to make frosting or you don’t have time to wait for the cake to cool. (Frosting a hot cake is a sad, sad thing to do…the frosting melts and runs and makes a mess. A hot […]

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Pin ItThe Damsel is pleased to share this fabulously talented cook with you. These pretzels are definitely Grandma-approved. Good morning to everyone! I am Jamie Cooks It Up! and am happy to be guest posting today! I run a food blog full of family friendly recipes. Most of the recipe’s are made from scratch with […]

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rolled sugar cookies

Pin ItThe Damsel loves presents. She recently received a box from Ann Clark Ltd., which is a cookie-cutter-making-company in Vermont. Awww! What’s cuter than a bunch of springtime-shaped cookie cutters? Making rolled sugar cookies is way old school. The Damsel has been meaning to do a post about them for a long time. She’s put […]

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