Archive | April, 2007

Keeping Chocolate, Chocolate

“What?! They might reclassify chocolate?” As a large — and timid — chocolate bunny stares at me from its bed of Easter grass, waiting for the moment in which I bite its little ears off, I’m thinking about a proposal put forth to the FDA. That chocolate bunny — tall, dark, and handsome; sweet, smooth, […]

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Baked French Toast with Praline Topping

Trust me: it looks and tastes much better in person. Yesterday was a lot of fun, but I’m exhausted today! Lots of laughing, lots of playing Wii Sports (I have tennis shoulder this morning), and lots and lots eating food. Ham, turkey, strata, french toast, Irish soda bread, fresh berries, cookies, Easter eggs, cheesecake and […]

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Have a happy one!

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Cookie Decorating Tips from Rachel

I’ve been having a nice email conversation with Rachel, a reader, and after I mentioned I was baking some cookies for Easter, she was kind enough to send me a slew of cookie decorating ideas & tips. They’re great; take a look! Idea #1: Leave the dough on the counter for 5 or ten minutes […]

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Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing

I made these for Kian, who doesn’t like chocolate cookies (or chocolate at all, for that matter). He likes these very much, and they’re popular with Sadie and Shane too. (As for me, I’ll stick with the chocolate ones.) Instead of flavoring these with vanilla or lemon (mmm, lemon) I added a teaspoon of almond […]

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Chocolate Cookie Cut Outs & Royal Icing

Click here for cookie decorating ideas & tips. Two Easters ago, Shane, Kian, Sadie & I converged on my parents’ apartment in NYC. They threw a brunch and all of us, plus my Aunt Linda, Uncle Matt, cousins Chris and Matt, and Catherine, Matt’s wife, joined us. Catherine — charming, adorable, gorgeous Catherine — brought […]

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Easter Recipes and Fun

This year’s inspiration: Martha Stewart’s Sugar Cookies. I’m going to make ’em this year, dammit! I really like Easter because A) a big part of it has to do with candy and B) it’s sort of the kick-off for Spring. (Easter is less fun, however, when you start to think about the whipping and crucifixtion. […]

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