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Butter Me Up

Posted by Veronica

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It’s my personal belief that the use of butter improves all foods. It adds a necessary amount of moisture and flavor to any dinner, baked good, or breakfast. When I found out that multiple flavored butters existed (I think the only one I knew was apple butter?), I was pretty ecstatic. It was like Christmas had come early just to improve the quality of the sweet biscuits on the table. And then when I found out that an entire book dedicated to flavored butters—both savory and sweet—existed, I couldn’t wait to cook my way through it. This Vanilla Bean butter has already made a weekend morning bright for me, and I hope you love it too. Be sure to read on for the Lavender-Vanilla and Citrus-Vanilla variations!

Whipped Lavender-Vanilla Bean Butter Recipe

Recipe: Whipped Vanilla Bean Butter

Summary: Top your pancakes, waffles, or toast with this lightly sweetened butter, and you’ll feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast....

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Best of the Web: St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Veronica

Monday, March 16, 2015

Shamrock Cupcake Recipe

[ Shamrock Cupcakes from A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes ]

So who exactly is Saint Patrick, anyway?

Well, he’s the patron Saint of Ireland who, according to legend, rid the Emerald Isle of snakes during a 40 day fast he was undertaking. His holiday, thankfully, doesn’t involve fasting. It’s a day in which everyone is Irish and everyone is celebrating (especially here in Boston!). Here at HCP, we believe a holiday just isn’t a holiday without delicious food in attendance, so we’ve rounded up some of the best St. Patrick’s Day recipe across the blogosphere…

Kick off the holiday with this Irish Soda Bread from Recipe Girl. Made sweet with the addition of raisins and cherries, this bread is perfect with a little bit of butter and your morning coffee [Note: coffee can be made “Irish” or not, according to your preference ;) ].

If you really want to really impress family and friends, test out...

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Pi Day

Posted by Veronica

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mixed Berry Lemon Pie Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

[ Mixed Berry Pie with Cinnamon and Lemon from GOOD CHEAP EATS ]

Well, it’s March 14th again and you know what that means…it’s Pi(e) Day! We know your math friends and accounting colleagues must be going crazy today, but whether numbers are your thing or not, today is definitely a FOOD holiday to celebrate…

Let’s start with breakfast. It is, after all, the most important meal of the day. Now I know a savory tart isn’t quite a pie, but it’s pretty darn close. And this Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Tart looks too delicious to pass up. Unclear how you wouldn’t want to start your day with this puffed pastry spotted on Full Fork Ahead

Get a group together and make sure everyone is in the spirit! All day long you can pass out these Mini Berry Pies on sticks . Spread the pie fever, and the delicious taste, with this treat from Food for My Family....

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Soups and Stones to Warm Your Bones

Posted by Veronica

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Maine Corn Chowder

Massachusetts has been suffering tremendously through of all the snow we’ve gotten this winter, and even the toughest of New Englanders are grumbling. It’s cold. Our feet hurt from running after buses that never stop. We’re tired of shoveling our driveways and digging out our cars. Our hair freezes on top of our heads if we don’t properly blow-dry, and our iced coffees (from Dunks or not) freeze and crackle during our morning commute.

(No, Bostonians never give up their iced coffee. Not even in the briskest of conditions.)

This is not the season for crisp, refreshing drinks and dinners. The best way to warm up is from the inside out, and we’ve complied some great soup and stew recipes for you to test out while you’re snowed in…!

Since it’s the New Englanders who are really in need, let’s kick it off with a dish with roots here at home. That’s right,...

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