Archive for February, 2009

Daring Bakers: For the Love of Chocolate

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

My first Daring Bakers post! This is so exciting!! I don’t think I’ve ever used so many exclamation points before!!! The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE’s Blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. They have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan, a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Caramel Crunch Bars

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

We’re back to cookies this time, but cookies of a different flavor. This week’s recipe, chosen for us by Whitney of What’s Left on the Table?, was for Caramel Crunch Bars — essentially chocolate-chip shortbread with chocolate and toffee bits on top. This was not a big production. I made them fairly late in the […]

Better Late Than Never: Bacon Explosion

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

#1 Son found this recipe on the Internet, and he was immediately consumed with the need to make it. Right then. Luckily for me (and the family’s cardiovascular systems), it was two days before Superbowl Sunday. I managed to delay him by telling him what a marvelous contribution the Bacon Explosion would be to the […]

Dinner, Made by Someone Else

Friday, February 20th, 2009

#2 Son wanted to make dinner the other night. I wasn’t going to stop him. He puttered around our almost-empty kitchen for a while (it had been a while since I’d been shopping) and came up with Trader Joe’s ravioli with pesto (made in September with my bounty of basil). That would have been a […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Devil’s Food White-Out Cake

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Yum. My sister’s birthday was Saturday, so I thought that would be a perfect opportunity to make this cake and not have to watch it devoured in a matter of seconds by the four of us. A whole cake for four people is just silly. But the usual logistical nightmares meant my sister and the […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Floating Islands

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I believe this is my first Dorie failure. There have been some recipes we haven’t liked as much as others over my past seven months as part of Tuesdays With Dorie, but this is the first time that what I wound up with looked nothing like the lovely photo in the book. The crème anglaise […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: World Peace Cookies

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Dorie Greenspan has changed my life. I love chocolate candy, but I’ve never been a huge fan of chocolate cake or cookies (although I love brownies; go figure). But these cookies have changed all that. I have made World Peace cookies before. And as we’re trying to cut back on the sugar and fat around […]

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