Category Archives: Lactose-free

Colorful Tuna Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Cornichons

I’m busy procrastinating on what (I hope) will be the penultimate (or close to it) rewrite on my young adult novel so I need brain food, but have no time to cook. Opening a can of tuna is a cheat … Continue reading

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Instant Gratification from France

I don’t like the taste of cake mix. There’s something metallic about it that spoils the flavor for me. Plus, how much time does it actually save to use a mix, given that you have to add liquid, egg, and … Continue reading

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Eggs of the Devil

My Aunt and Uncle’s first date hinged on deviled eggs. I am unclear on the story and somewhat puzzled how they ended up married (going on 50-something years) because apparently, my Aunt-to-be put the deviled eggs on the bottom of … Continue reading

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Round Pie in a Square Pan

Am I stuck lately? Sure. Stuck on pie. Stuck on my two rewrites. In an uncomfortable rut in my life? Unable to cobble together enough to pay my mortgage? All of the above. I have been revising my Middle Grade … Continue reading

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Pie Academy: Part 2 (Don’t Fear the Crust)

Now that I’ve gotten past Chanukah-giving trauma — and have many more successful pies under my belt, both literally and figuratively — I’m ready to spill. And split my pants. My fellow blogger Chicago John reminded me the importance of … Continue reading

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Last year at this time I promised I would get really good at making pie and then pass along my wisdom. Bad news.  I didn’t make that much pie. I did make enough so that I don’t feel nervous any … Continue reading

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Dried Berry Drop Scones

These scones are so easy — and a shameless variation on my stone fruit scones — that I’m tempted to skip writing about them. Except I haven’t blogged in over a month and the lack of baking and writing was … Continue reading

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