Archive for December, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Tall and Creamy Cheesecake

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Well, I did it. (Scroll down two posts to find out why I didn’t think I would.) I don’t really like cheesecake, but I made it, and I think it’s going to be very good. I made a hybrid of two of the variations: marbled coconut cheesecake. I added toasted coconut to the crust, toasted […]

Gingerbread 2008: The Inn of Ill Respite

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

If you’re here for Tuesdays With Dorie, scroll down. And the cheesecake is actually coming! I’ve been making gingerbread houses (and castles, and pirate ships, and spaceships, and Stonehenge!) since #1 Son was very small; the boys usually came up with the concept and did the decoration, and I did the drafting and baking and […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Tall and Creamy Cheesecake

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

No TWD for me this week. I really did intend to make the cheesecake (or, rather, subcontract it to #1 Son, who has made cheesecake several times before); we were going to have it as dessert after the latke party we threw Saturday night. But we came home from Christmas at the in-laws with most […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Real Butterscotch Pudding

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Well, to be precise, Real Butter Rum Pudding. We didn’t have any scotch. This recipe has a lot of steps. It seems like a lot of work, and you get a lot of things dirty, and if you’re like me, you spill stuff. As a rule, I avoid recipes with these characteristics. This pudding is […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Buttery Jam Cookies

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

This week’s TWD recipe was for cookies again, and again I was less than impressed. I didn’t even eat much of the dough, and for me, that’s saying something. I used all-fruit cherry jam, and the cherry flavor came through nicely. The cookies were kind of bland anyway, although one girl at the party I […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

I have an oven again! My amazing father-in-law came to stay overnight (to attend #1 Son’s Civil Air Patrol promotion ceremony), and he fixed it right up for me. This week’s TWD recipe was for sugar cookies, and I was up in the air about whether or not to make them. I like my cookies […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: No Linzer Sablés for Me

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Still no oven, and so no baking. But these cookies look delicious (especially the chocolate variation!), so please go check out everyone else’s!

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