Burnin’ Up the Kitchen – Spotted Dog

Growing up Irish-American, I thought Irish soda bread had raisins in it. That was after all the kind my Irish-American great grandmother Sarah Carter, whom I never met, reportedly baked. In reality, what I grew up thinking was soda bread was its distant cousin Spotted Dog.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – December 6, 2015

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If you and I were having coffee right now … I would thank you for meeting me at Starbucks and apologize for missing our coffee last weekend.  Intermittent Wi-Fi service at home has been interfering with my posting schedule.

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Saturday Suppers: Chocolate Chip Cookies Times Three

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In my house, baking chocolate chip cookies usually means making three batches of cookies, sometimes four.  Each of the three nieces whom I see most often like different types of chocolate cookies and my other half prefers oatmeal raisin.  Seldom does baking chocolate chip cookies mean baking just one batch.  Baking this simplest of American cookies invented at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts by Ruth Wakefield can turn into an all day affair for me.

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