Category Archives: Baking

Recipe: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Today is my handsome, sweet husband’s birthday! We had a party this weekend for the birthday boy and I think the star of the party may have been the cake. John’s favorite thing in the world is carrot cake so … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of a Bread Obsession

I love bread and have dabbled in making it for some time. But I’ve always felt like an amateur (because I am actually less than an amateur). I recently bought The Bread Baker’s Apprentice by Peter Reinhart at Powell’s on … Continue reading

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The 10 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating

I despise the term “super foods.” It’s uncategorical, misleading, and just generally used incorrectly (the EU knows what’s up). However, I do believe in souped up foods; foodsthat are nutritional powerhouses that can be reasonably used in every day cooking. … Continue reading

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Specific Recipe Goals for 2011

In addition to making interesting lunches, dinners, and desserts I want to have some specific, more challenging recipe goals in 2011. Here’s my list so far. Specific things I want to make in 2011: Vanilla sugar Meringue Homemade Chinese food … Continue reading

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I Got A New Toy!

John’s dad and stepmom got us a Williams Sonoma giftcard for Christmas. We thought what better way to use it than on a new food processor! Totally a necessity in our house plus it’s something we could take off our … Continue reading

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Recipe: Monster Cookies

I bookmarked this Pioneer Woman cookie recipe a couple months back. Not sure why they are called Monster Cookies though. I love a “kitchen sink” recipe and this is a great one, for cookies no less! I followed it pretty … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Cheesecake

My final installment of Thanksgiving recipes for the year was a peanut butter cheesecake by way of a last minute request. It came out marvelous. Much like my chocolate ricotta pie, it’s time consuming but simple and such a treat. … Continue reading

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