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So far MM Chappell has created 134 blog entries.

Santiago Almond Cake

Once in a very rare while, a recipe found via internet search resonates in such a way that it seems Fate has guided the algorithms and web crawlers to bring it to you. That’s [...]

2019-04-20T06:15:13+00:000 Comments

Bright, Light Sorrel Soup

Sorrel’s lemony taste makes it a springtime (well, anytime for me) herb favorite. The flavor’s a little like rhubarb (to which it is related) only milder and more palatable. [...]

2019-04-19T06:39:11+00:000 Comments

Rhubarb Tart with Fresh Goat Cheese

I have found the secret to the universe, and it is 8 oz. (200 g.) of fresh goat cheese and 2 eggs. Yes, that is an exaggeration, but when an easy-to-remember ingredient combi [...]

2019-04-08T15:21:34+00:000 Comments

Extra-Buttery Crust Dough

All credit for this ultra-buttery, easy-to-work-with dough goes to my friend Donna Meadows, the best pastry chef I know. In addition to being extra rich and flaky without any [...]

2019-04-07T16:06:59+00:000 Comments

My All-Time Favorite Chocolate Cake

Dense, rich, not too sweet...this is the chocolate cake I have requested for my birthday ever since I can remember. The original version (more on this distinction below) is c [...]

2019-04-13T20:06:02+00:001 Comment

What to Do with Sour Milk

I can’t stop talking about sour milk—and how wonderful it is to bake with. I have been dallying with the concept of cooking with sour milk since reading this line from food w [...]

2019-03-22T11:45:34+00:000 Comments

(Irish) Scones

I’m taking the liberty of calling these ‘Irish Scones’ after they got the ‘Just like my Granny’s!’ seal of approval from my Irish friend Janet. (I also think of them as Irish [...]

2019-03-28T17:24:46+00:000 Comments

Preserved Lemon Yogurt (or Labneh) Dip

When I made a big batch of preserved lemons last spring, I wondered how I’d ever use them all up. Now that I have discovered this preserved lemon labneh/yogurt dip, I worry I [...]

2019-03-15T10:57:41+00:000 Comments

Prasopita (Spanakopita with Leeks)

Here’s a new Greek food term for you (well, for me): Prasopita. Leek (praso) pie (pita). I found it while googling ‘spanakopita with leeks’—which is what I’d just made using [...]

2019-04-18T09:24:10+00:000 Comments