Recipes by Sara Schewe

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Easy Pantry Lasagna

Easy Pantry Lasagna by Sara Schewe

I generally don’t keep much food in my pantry, simply because I don’t have much storage space. But I always have on hand a few cans of assorted tomatoes, a few onions, garlic, and a box of no boil lasagna noodles. If you’ve never used the no boil noodles, try them! Assembling the lasagna used to be a bit of a chore, what with dealing…

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Grandma’s Molasses Roll-Out Cookies

Grandma’s Molasses Roll-Out Cookies by Sara Schewe

Grandma’s Molasses Roll-Out CookiesThese cookies are a holiday staple in my family, though I always wish to have them more often. I generally refrain, however, from baking them more than once a year, so they retain their holiday magic.They are so darn tasty that my aunt had to hide them in the trunk of her car to keep them out of her…

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Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

Peanut Butter Crispy Bars by Sara Schewe

Peanut Butter Crispy BarsHere’s a recipe from the archives. By my estimates, most of you weren’t yet reading when I first posted this recipe, but it’s so decadent and rich, that I just had to share it, what with the holidays coming up and all.When I say these are rich, I’m not exaggerating. You’ll probably want to cut them into small,…

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies by Sara Schewe

October is by far my favorite month of the year. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and turning on the oven brings a welcome warmth to the home. We are experiencing below normal temperatures (it feels more like late November than mid-October), yet the meteorologists insist winter will be warmer than usual where I live.I’ll…

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Small Batch Cupcakes

Small Batch Cupcakes by Sara Schewe

Cupcakes are a favorite sweet treat of mine, but I’ve often shied away from making them because all of my recipes yield at least a dozen little cakes, if not more. I’d find myself purchasing the bakery cupcakes from the grocery store and cringing when I looked at the ingredient list (partially hydrogenated shortening, anyone?). I also…

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Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts by Sara Schewe

When I first received my copy of Back to Basics, I knew that someday I would make the goat cheese tart. I mean, it has some of my favorite components: puff pastry, goat cheese, caramelized onions, parmesan, thyme…add a glass of wine, and life is perfect.I originally made this recipe last year for the Barefoot Bloggers, which I was…

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Simple Roasted Chicken

Simple Roasted Chicken by Sara Schewe

Remember when “vegetable oil spreads” threatened to take over the home bakers’ kitchen? At the time, so many of us (meaning me) thought we were improving our health by shunning margarine and butter, and choosing the “healthy” spread, but a not-so-funny-result occurred: our (my) baked goods were terrible.It took awhile before the…

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Soupe Savoyarde

Soupe Savoyarde by Sara Schewe

For my next installment of French country cooking, I wanted something fairly simple, yet seasonal. This winter vegetable soup seemed perfect.I had to trek to a couple of grocery stores to find celery root, though around here that’s not all that surprising. This soup is perfect for a cold winter’s night, and it will warm you up night…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! by Sara Schewe

I seem to be making a habit of baking red velvet cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. Last year, I used this recipe from Throwdown. The cakes were tasty, but I wanted to try something new this year, so I turned to a recipe I saw last year on Pinch My Salt.I had a few chocolate chips left in a pack, as well as a container of heavy cream in…

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Pear Tatin

Pear Tatin by Sara Schewe

Does dessert get any better than caramel and puff pastry?I made this dessert almost a year ago after watching an episode of The F Word (Gordon Ramsay’s show). This was pre-DSLR and natural lighting (there’s not a whole lot of natural light to be had around here in the middle of winter), so the pictures won’t be the prettiest, but you…

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