Author Archives: Burnt My Fingers

Recipe: Amish Creamed Celery

Here’s a refreshingly different side dish to serve at Thanksgiving, when celery is on sale. I went ISO Amish Creamed Celery recipes because I missed out on the wedding feast* at Fisher’s Restaurant during my recent trip to Amish country. … Continue reading

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Southern-style squash casserole for Thanksgiving

Heads up, we are getting massive hits for our good ole Highland Park Cafeteria Squash Casserole recipe. Have the feeling a lot of folks are making this for Thanksgiving. If you are not familiar with this recipe, check it out!

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Stress-free Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house

We love Thanksgiving at Burnt My Fingers. What could be better than a holiday that’s all about food, and celebrating the “blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies” (in the words of President Lincoln, who initiated the holiday in 1863) … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Tongue, Basque-Style

Central California and Northern Nevada are dotted with Basque hotels (formerly home to the shepherds when they would come down from the hills for the winter). You sit at a shared table and enjoy a family-style meal that always includes … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sauce Packet Salad Dressing

You hate to throw out that bag of leftover salad greens from your hotel, but your bottled salad dressing won’t make it through security at the airport. What to do? Grab some sauce packets from the food vendors* and make … Continue reading

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Whole Foods top trends (what Amazon wants to sell us in 2018)

I don’t normally (actually never) print press releases verbatim, but this is interesting because it’s the first full-on screed since Amazon took over Whole Foods and everybody wants to know what they are going to do next. “Top trends” is … Continue reading

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Have some Election Cake, and please be civil

While most of America takes a year off from politics (just kidding), my quaint hamlet of Saratoga Springs, NY is winding up a particularly divisive election season. Till next Tuesday I’ll be out canvassing for the side I support, but … Continue reading

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Recipe: Best Sour Slaw

Best Sour Slaw is just that, or at least much better than all the versions I struggled with in my long-ago obsessiveness. The proportions have been dramatically rejiggered, and we’ve added a new ingredient, dried mustard, to open up the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Maple Bacon Squash

I used delicata for my maple bacon squash, but butternut, acorn or kabocha would work as well. You could also cut the squash into cubes and drizzle the bacon grease/butter/maple syrup on top. A just-rich-enough accompaniment to grilled chicken or … Continue reading

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No reason not to eat at Burger 21

After posting the results of our Tour of Better Burgers, I was invited back to try the seasonal specialties at Burger 21 in Latham. This gave me a chance to learn more about the business model of this store that … Continue reading

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