Archive for December, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Looks like cheesecakes are becoming a December TWD tradition, and I still don’t like them. But I made the Tall and Creamy Cheesecake last year, and I made this one too. My family loves cheesecake. I made this cheesecake as one of two desserts (the other being apple cider doughnuts, which I must post about […]

Daring Bakers: Gingerbread House

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The December 2009 Daring Bakers challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes from Good Housekeeping and from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book as the challenge recipes. We’ve been […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: My Favorite Pecan Pie

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I love this pie. There, I’ve said it right up front, so there’s no mystery to this post. Sorry. I made this pie for Christmas and fell in love with it. I am now going to make this pie for every Thanksgiving and Christmas for the rest of my life. The coffee! The cinnamon! The […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Café Volcanos

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

I made these — I swear. I made them the same day I made the sablés, and I liked them a lot (although my family wasn’t so sure). But I didn’t write about them, and I can’t now; I’m on deadline. Really soon, though. I promise!

Non-Food-Related Post

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

#1 Son got into Duke! Yay!!!!!!

Tuesdays With Dorie: Sablés

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Sablés, shortbread — call it what you will, it’s yummy. This week’s TWD cookie (oh, I love it when it’s cookies!) was the French version of my beloved Scottish shortbread, and honestly, I think I liked it better. (I’m sorry, Scotland!) Dorie gives a basic recipe and then suggests several variations. I combined two of […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Since I’ve been so bad about TWD lately, I was guilted into making this week’s recipe, which would normally have been an easy pass. I don’t like fruit. I don’t like wine. And it has an insane number of steps. But make it I did. (Guilt is a terrible thing.) I started at 5 p.m. […]

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