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Beer and Coffee Morning After Bread

Beer and Coffee Morning After Bread

Ok, so you wake up in the morning with a screaming headache and your tongue stuck to the pillow. You crawl out of bed and on your way to the kitchen you pass the wreckage from the night before: beer bottles, coffee cups, bottle caps and magazines that litter your coffee table. You stumble into […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almonds

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almonds

My goal here at Shoot to Cook is to learn how to be a better cook (and to share what I learn). Most days I’m going to be trying new dishes or improving on recipes that I’ve had trouble with in the past. Today’s post is about one of my favorite desserts that I’ve made […]

Lemon Sponge Tarts

Lemon Sponge Tarts

As a kid growing up in Central Pennsylvania, I was exposed to a lot of Pennsylvania Dutch and Mennonite cooking. One of the cookbooks which my mother often referenced (and still does) is Food That Really Schmecksby Edna Staebler. This thing is an absolute gem, and completely worth the read. Keep in mind however, that […]

Fifty Percent Whole Wheat Pasta

Fifty Percent Whole Wheat Pasta

A few years ago, Dr. Fiance wanted to make her own pasta, so for her birthday or maybe Christmas I bought her a pasta maker. I’m fairly certain we made pasta maybe once with the machine and then put it back into the box, put the box under or behind some other box and didn’t […]

The Story Thus Far, or, A Photographer Learns To Cook

The Story Thus Far, or, A Photographer Learns To Cook

First there was grade school art class with construction paper and glitter and glue. Then there was a high school arts magnet school with soap stone, and stained glass. This was followed by community college, first with paint and charcoal and art history, then with typography, Illustrator and QuarkXpress and B&W Photography 101. Which led […]

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