We recently received a few jars of pie filling from Brownwood Farms: Blueberry Premium Pie Filling & Topping Michigan Apple Premium Pie Filling & Topping Michigan Cherry Premium Pie Filling & Topping We opened one and spooned out a bit (and then another bit, and another, and another…). We planned to bake a pie this […]

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Our only experiences with a Sloppy Joe sandwich were in our high school cafeteria. Instead of a hamburger, Sloppy Joe stretched the ground beef with onions, ketchup, maybe with some Worcestershire sauce, and maybe other seasonings (although high school cafeterias are not known for seasoning finesse). Modern cooks have upgraded the recipe, some taking a […]

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[1] A bowl of oatmeal with bananas and hazelnuts (all photos © Flahavan’s). [2] Irish steel cut oats deliver a dense texture and nutty flavor. [53] Irish rolled oats are ready in 3 minutes! [4] Oatmeal raspberry bars. Recipes are available on the Flavhavan’s website. [5] Overnight oats are another breakfast favorite. You can also […]

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[1] A bowl of oatmeal with bananas and hazelnuts (all photos © Flavahan’s). [2] Irish steel cut oats deliver a dense texture and nutty flavor. [53] Irish rolled oats are ready in 3 minutes! [4] Oatmeal raspberry bars. Recipes are available on the Flavahan’s website. [5] Overnight oats are another breakfast favorite. You can also […]

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Green beer has a reputation as cheap stuff, served in pitchers. After all, why color a good beer green? Well: Green food color is flavorless and odorless. So you can color any beer—even fine craft brews—if you want to. For some St. Patrick’s Day fun, that’s just what we’re going to have with, with our […]

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If you’re one of the many who bake bread—and many more have gotten into bread-baking during the pandemic—here’s one for your repertoire. And just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a recipe for Irish brown bread: an “everyday” Irish brown bread recipe by Fred B. Dugan for King Arthur Flour. Traditional Irish brown bread […]

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[1] Reuben pizza, a new way to celebrate National Reuben Sandwich Day (photo © DeLallo). [2] Classic Reuben sandwich (photo © J. Java | Fotolia). [3] Reuben Irish Nachos. Here’s the recipe (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Reuben muffins. Here’s the recipe (photo © King Arthur Flour). [5] Hold the corned beef: a Reuben […]

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You can use whatever ingredients you like to make these St. Patrick’s Day roll-up sandwiches. These shamrock-shaped sandwiches have no corned beef: they’re turkey and Swiss cheese. But the fun is arranging the slices in the form of a shamrock, and decorating with a scallion stem and scattered diced scallions. We do recommend adding at […]

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