Archive | April, 2007

Cardamom Chocolate Chunk Cookies

In a word: yum. In more than one word: I can’t stop eating Shuna Fish Lydon’s Cardamom Chocolate Chunk cookies. I snitch them from the kitchen, brush crumbs off my shirt, dunk them in milk. Just — yum. To be honest, I was a tiny bit disappointed at first. The recipe calls for both ground […]

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RRC #7

Hey! Guess what? Shane & I are going to Russia! (In less than a month!) And I can’t decide if I’m more excited about seeing an embalmed Lenin, visiting a city that inspired this song (translation), or being “forced” to eat samples on the Red October Chocolate Factory tour.b The trip is also the inspiration […]

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FDA Deadline Extended!

A Lemon Vanilla Cupcake bon bon from Temper Chocolates. “Lemon zest and vanilla beans infused in a white chocolate ganache over a creamy graham cracker ganche, enrobed in milk chocolate.” According to Don’t Mess With Our Chocolate, the FDA has extended their comment period to May 25! If you haven’t done it already, go to […]

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Spinach Stuffed Potato Skins

Image Source. If you’re looking for a lighter version of the cheese laden and bacon studded potato skins served at American pubs everywhere, his WW recipe isn’t going to sate that craving. But if you’re looking for good side dish, one that help reaches your veggie quotient for the day, give these a try. I […]

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Fruity Hootch Packs Healthy Punch, Study Sez

Fruity cocktails count as health food, study finds Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:35AM EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fruity cocktail may not only be fun to drink but may count as health food, U.S. and Thai researchers said on Thursday. Adding ethanol — the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits […]

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Supernatural Brownies

The NYTimes’ Julia Molskin wrote this of the following recipe: [The Supernatural Brownie] is an accidental creation by [Nick] Malgieri, who (in a rare human moment for a pastry chef) once forgot to double the flour when baking his own fudge brownie recipe. He also adds a measure of brown sugar to the basic formula. […]

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Butter Mints

It took me a while to get the size of the mints just right. Smaller is better. Late last week, Tera, a reader, send me an email asking me to test out a butter mint recipe. “I made this four times and could not get it to work,” she wrote. “Since it was published in […]

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Lightened Up — and Delicious — Egg Salad

I love egg salad but I never make it because A) I always think hard boiling eggs is a pain in the ass (even though it really isn’t) and B) I’m kind of staying away from copious amounts of mayonnaise these days. But the fridge was stocked with 10 hard boiled Easter eggs and, since […]

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Winter Redux

Our Backyard: April 16, 2007 And Shane wonders why I want to retire in a tropical clime.

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Vegetable-and-Cheese Strata

This is very tasty and simple to make, especially because all the prep work is done ahead of time. Don’t worry if it looks as if there’s very little egg compared to the veggies, cheese and bread: it all bakes up nicely. One note: I substituted a few shallots for the onions in the recipe […]

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