recipe: curried lentils

When I got married, one of the things my mom gave me was the "More-With-Less" Mennonite cookbook, something she and my dad had often cooked from in the early years of their marriage. Although I haven't used it nearly as much as I should have (as everything we've tried has been excellent), one of the... Continue Reading →

5 days of christmas cookies: gingersnaps

Gingersnaps are one of the most popular cookies my mom makes during the holidays every year. She quadruples the recipe, to start, and often has to make more before Christmas. They are the perfect version of a gingersnap: crunchy around the edges but still soft in the center. Additionally, they are great cookies to make... Continue Reading →

easy american style pancakes

I love pancakes. Growing up, my mom would often make large batches of pancakes (or waffles) for the houseful of kids who were inevitably around on the weekends. American pancakes are thicker and fluffier than the pancakes served in many other countries. Using Bisquick makes everything very easy, but as we have none here, I... Continue Reading →

fast and easy almond cookies

I love cookies and am always on the lookout for new recipes, especially new almond cookie recipes, because almond is Grant's favorite. Way back when we were in language training at FSI, he once had a particularly long day, so I decided to bake him cookies as a surprise. Knowing I didn't have almond paste... Continue Reading →

watermelon granita

I love watermelon and recently, I've been taking advantage of the rock-bottom prices (we've found them for as low as roughly 8 cents/lb) and delicious melons that Serbia has to offer. ┬áMy latest thing is making watermelon granita. Not only is it delicious and refreshing but it also looks pretty impressive -- yet is incredibly... Continue Reading →

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