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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!

Tuesdays With Dorie: Thanksgiving Twofer Pie, for Real This Time

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

I make pies every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Always the Chocolate Silk Pie from The Mystic Seaport Cookbook, by Lillian Langseth-Christensen, which is stunningly good. (See recipe at the bottom of this post). And always a pecan pie. I’ve tried various recipes over the years, including chocolate versions. Most have been good, but not […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I love chocolate. I really love chocolate. Chocolate candy, chocolate frosting, chocolate sorbet, chocolate pudding, hot chocolate. But oddly, I’m less fond of chocolate cake (and chocolate ice cream). Go figure. So when I looked at this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe I figured I’d love the ganache, but the cake would be kind of […]

Our Madeleines

Friday, October 24th, 2008

The first cookbook I bought as a semi-adult was The Mystic Seaport Cookbook by Lillian Langseth-Christensen. It’s out of print now, but Amazon has 27 used copies. (Husband, then Boyfriend, and I bought it on our first road trip together, to Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. I guess it says something about us that that’s where […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Lenox Almond Biscotti

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was Lenox Almond Biscotti, and we liked them a lot. They were softer than the biscotti I’m used to, the kind you have to dunk into coffee or risk breaking your teeth. There’s cornmeal in them, which gives them an interesting texture, and lots of almond extract. I was […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Crème Brûlée

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

This week’s TWD recipe is Crème Brûlée. It needs a blowtorch. Much to the dismay of #1 Son, who has been looking for an excuse to make crème brûlée for well over a year now, I could not justify spending $32 for a blowtorch at Wegman’s last week, and Target doesn’t carry them. However, now […]

Another Friday Dinner

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I owe the success of tonight’s dinner entirely to magic of the Internet. I had to edit all day, so I needed a low-fuss but still appropriate-for-Friday meal. I had a whole farmers market chicken in the freezer, and I thought I remembered reading a blog post a while ago about a nice, simple way […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Black-and-White Banana Loaf

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Yay! No fruit! (Or, to be precise, no identifiable bits of fruit!) This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie pick (courtesy of Ashlee of A Year In The Kitchen; head on over there if you’d like the recipe) had a much subtler fruit presence than most of the recent recipes. It’s essentially a banana pound cake; half […]

Sunday in the Kitchen

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

We usually have a semi-fancy Friday dinner, our version of a Sabbath dinner. This week, because #2 Son was coming home from camp on Saturday, I postponed it. Then I remembered that #1 Son was going to a concert on Saturday, so I postponed it again. Which brings us to Sunday. I often bake something […]

Operation Baking GALS (and Guys!)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Susan over at She’s Becoming DoughMESStic had the idea to get a few blogging bakers to send yummy things to her cousin’s unit in Iraq. Apparently, she underestimated the willingness of this slice of the blogging community to bake for a good cause (or a bad cause, or, really, no cause at all). The one-time […]

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