Archive | February, 2007

One Year Old

In the beginning, there were cupcakes. And they were good. It’s hard for me to believe, but this blog was started a year ago today. I’m going to try and get a new recipe up today but, until I do, I just wanted to express how grateful I am to the people who visit and […]

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Junior Mint Brownies

The idea for these brownies has been bouncing around in my brain for a few weeks. I’d found this recipe but was disappointed that the mints weren’t an ooey-gooey layer in the midst of a chewy brownie, but melted with butter and incorporated into the batter. So I set to solve that problem and came […]

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5 Things About Me meme

The lovely and inventive Rachel of Coconut & Lime, Food Maven, and Cupcake Supernova tagged me for a 5 Things About Me meme, and being a blogger, I am only too happy to divulge. #1. I have an MA in Media Ecology (New York University) and a BA in Communication Arts (Marymount Manhattan College). This […]

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Chicken, Corn & Black Bean Stew

This is an adapted Everyday Food recipe and, I must say, it’s a very nice winter meal that comes together fairly quickly. (It’s also the first recipe I cooked using my new toy — a non-enameled Chefmate Dutch Oven. Only $25!) The recipe calls for lima beans (yeeccch) and Worcestershire sauce (none in the house) […]

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Banana Cake

This is a community recipe from the WW recipe board (“From the kitchen of JOANNA_K”) and is one of the few that doesn’t use margarine, cool whip, or instant sugar free pudding. (Margarine, cool whip, or instant sugar free pudding: sounds like a Sandra Lee recipe, doesn’t it?) The only problem was that the recipe […]

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Polvorones de Canele

Another day, another trip around the world for Sadie’s class. This time, they’re “visiting” Spain, so I baked up a batch of Polvornes. Essentially, these galletas are Mexican Wedding Cookies sans nuts (read more about this type of cookie here). I’m not really a fan of Mexican Wedding Cookies — too buttery — but I […]

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Effortless Hot Cocoa

Our house. Looking down the street. My car in the driveway, buried in a snowdrift. Outside, there is 16 inches of snow on the ground. It’s getting deeper each hour. The sky is grey, the wind is cold, and the snowflakes keep falling. It’s the perfect day to cuddle up with a good book and […]

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RRC 6: Food of Love Round-Up

It’s Valentine’s Day and, beloved retro fans, I would like to cordially invite you to an old school Food-of-Love spread.To start the day, Emily of Appetitive Behavior baked up Cinnamon-Nut Rolls from The Illustrated Good Housekeeping Encyclopedic Cookbook, 1965, Vol.1., which advises that “everyone (particularly men) likes something good and simple.” (No lace teddies for […]

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Honey Tangerine Lavender Biscotti

I don’t know how this bottle of dried lavender got into my cabinet, but it needed to be put to good use. And, as the snow continues to swirl, and the temperatures continue to dip, I needed to remind myself of seasons — warmer, sunnier seasons — that aren’t winter. So I found a recipe […]

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Retro Recipe Challenge #6 Deadline: Only 36 Hours Left!

Only 36 hours to the Retro Recipe Challenge #6: Food of Love deadline! Email your entries to RetroRecipeChallengeATgmailDOTcom by tomorrow, February 11 at 11:59pm EST.Full challenge details can be found here or here. Tags: RRC6

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