Tag Archives: Michelle Norris

Apple Bars–a handheld alternative to Apple Pie


“As American as apple pie”  One out of five Americans surveyed picked apple pie as their favorite.  “For Mom and apple pie” was the reason why Americans went to war in World War II.  But is apple pie American?  The … Continue reading

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The without a doubt absolutely very best chocolate chip cookie!


Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. Whether it is the original creation of Ruth Wakefield at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass or the infinite numbers of attempts by commercial bakeries and home cooks to make variations on the primal … Continue reading

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Matzo Balls!


Happy New Year Don’t ask me why, but it is traditional for the Jewish New Year to have a festive meal that has a very familiar menu, with items often seen at Passover.  Brisket for a main course, chopped liver … Continue reading

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The summer baking spree


It seems like I’ve been doing a lot of baking this summer for a number of reasons.  We get together with my cousins for a Ravinia outing every year, and this year, while the musical group was nothing to write … Continue reading

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