Category Archives: dairy

Chocolate Pudding

The recipe for this pudding came “from the kitchen of” my mother, who copied it onto a recipe notecard from her friend back in the 1970s. This pudding is by no means fancy, but it’s a classic and can quickly be made without any special ingredients. Jazz up the pudding by using a high-quality cocoa [...]

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Baked Eggs with Gruyere, Spinach and Oven-Dried Tomatoes

“A little luxury.” That’s what Shirley O. Corriher calls these baked eggs in her cookbook Cookwise—and I’d have to agree. When you dip your spoon into the still-hot ramekin, a layer of melted gruyere clings to  it, and you can smell the nutmeg, that companion of gruyere. Beneath the cheese, milk and egg white mingle [...]

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Is ACTIVIA Yogurt All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Sam and I are out of town for a few days, staying in a hotel and eating the complimentary hotel breakfast. I love yogurt and eat it almost every day, so yesterday morning I grabbed a container of ACTIVIA peach yogurt from the hotel buffet and ate it on top of melon chunks. As I [...]

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A Step-by-Step Pictorial Guide to Making Yogurt

In July I wrote a post called How to Make Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker. Today I am expanding on that post by showing step-by-step how I make yogurt at home. Once you get the hang of making yogurt, it is very easy to work it into your daily routine. In fact, we enjoy this [...]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (made with real mint leaves!)

“When the mint plant grows enough leaves.” That was the mark we gave ourselves, our timeline for making mint chocolate chip ice cream from scratch. We needed two cups of packed mint leaves, and it was only a matter of time before our quart-sized mint plant would realize it’s latent strength and push out lush [...]

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