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Easy Asparagus Quiche

Easy Asparagus Quiche

When I haven’t made up my mind what to cook for dinner, I usually let the vegetables in the market guide me. Recently, asparagus won me over. To me, it’s the queen of vegetables, and I felt that the queen deserved to be celebrated in […]

Kulebyaka: King of Russian Salmon Pies

Kulebyaka: King of Russian Salmon Pies

I am completely smitten with a smashing new cookbook on Russian cooking, “T-Bone Whacks and Caviar Snacks” (2018, University of North Texas Press), written by Sharon Hudgins, a Russian scholar and former University of Maryland professor. Sharon and I have known each other for many […]

Homemade Potato Buns

Homemade Potato Buns

A couple of months ago my wife asked me what I’d like for my birthday dinner.  I thought for a moment and said that it had been years since we’ve enjoyed real Maine lobster.  Rather than spend a lot of money dining out why not […]

Greek Greens Pie

Greek Greens Pie

In the summer, I cook up all sorts of greens and freeze them to use in the winter.  After a quick cleaning, I plunge the greens into a large pot of boiling water for a few minutes to set their color and to cook them.  […]

Flaky Parmesan Cheese Twists

Flaky Parmesan Cheese Twists

Once upon a time I came across a prize-winning recipe from the 8th Pillsbury Bake-Off called Starlight Sugar Crisps. The yeasted dough, rich with butter and sour cream, is rolled in vanilla sugar and makes an irresistible pastry. I decided to try turning the dough […]

Pop, Pop, Popovers!

Pop, Pop, Popovers!

While we’re on the magic of air in baking, let’s consider the popover, those amazing mountainous puffs of crustiness and egginess. To make them you beat eggs, milk, and melted butter into flour and salt, pour the cream-like batter into deep pottery or metal cups, […]