Basics 101: Customizing Cookies Part II

Warning: Proceed with Caution! So you’ve locked in your base dough and you’ve done some cookie experimentation. Ready to move onto some AP level baking? Here ya go. This part is where things get tricky. If you’ve followed the previous post, then you’ve already changed the flavorings, but have yet to change the integral structure […]

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Basics 101: Customizing Cookies Part I

The very first thing one needs for creating any cookie is a good base dough. A cookie base is usually  some combination of sugar, flour, fat, leavening agent,  flavoring, filling, and egg (with the exception of shortbread and some other British “biscuit” varieties). How do you get a good base dough you might ask? You […]

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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

The traditional buttermilk biscuit is a cornerstone of classic Southern cooking. For the longest time, though, I just never understood the hype. Despite being born south of the Mason-Dixon line, biscuits were never something I grew up eating or particularly craved (breakfast tacos, on the other hand, are a lifelong obsession). Then I went to […]

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Wedge Salad with Home Made Blue Cheese Dressing

A literal wedge of iceberg lettuce smothered in blue cheese and bacon, the old school wedge salad was a staple of classic steak houses until American palettes started craving more sophisticated and delicate lettuce greens (baby kale and arugula with heirloom beets anyone?). But just like how traditional southern faire or Americana cuisine have been […]

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Fig and Cinnamon Cupcakes

Just like summer tomatoes, figs are in season! So let’s celebrate nature’s bounty by carb loading on cake! Figs and Cinnamon Cupcakes may seem like a slightly unorthodox cupcake flavor, but trust me, these cupcakes are insanely good. The cinnamon makes these little wonders smell like Christmas, while the sweet, bright fig makes them taste […]

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