Posts by Carin Thumm

Five-Minute Egg: The Mystery is SOLVED

I am here today to solve the mystery of the five-minute egg. What is the five-minute egg, you ask? Mostly it’s a thing we food bloggers use to make pretty runny center eggs for photos … ‘cause poaching an egg is HARD (I don’t care what Julia Child said, it takes a black magic incantation and a blood sacrifice to properly poach an egg by dropping it into a boiling

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Cran-Apple Wassail: What is it and How to Make it

“Here we come a-wassailing …” So opens the traditional English carol (alternate version: here we come a-caroling). At first I thought wassailing was just old-timey verbiage for going caroling (falalalala-lala-la-la), but apparently it’s more than that. Settle in campers, it’s history time! Wassail is an Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘waes hael’, which means ‘good health’ in ye olde timey English. Generally wassail is mixed in a GINORMOUS silver or pewter bowl (I

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Small Batch Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Some Sunday mornings are lazy in my house. I like to curl up in my oversized leather chair, put on some jazz, sip my coffee, and read whatever novel I’m working my way through. Cooking a big Sunday style breakfast interferes with my cozy, lazy morning. This is where this quick, no-fuss, and minimal-muss recipe for small batch cinnamon roll-esque muffins comes in handy. I mean, this recipe is basically

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Cranberry-Ginger Vodka Tonic

Thanksgiving … it’s all about the turkey and ALL the trimmings. I mean: mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, Jello salad, cranberry chutney, brussles sprouts, PIE (all the pie), gravy, rolls, and probably the kitchen sink. One thing I’ve found through successfully navigating quite a few Thanksgivings as an “adult” is there is usually something that is often overlooked: COCKTAILS. Oh, sure – people bring wine and beer, but how

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Crock Pot Apple Butter

One of the best things about fall is small batch, farm to table apple butter. Most orchards worth their salt will sell BOTH apple butter and cider alongside their apples. I adore apple butter. REAL apple butter. I’ve tried buying mass produced apple butter at the store and have always found it tastes not quite right. Too sweet. Too spicy. No actual flavor. Too thin. I prefer to not think

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