Archive | September, 2007

My First Daring Bakers Challenge:Cinnamon Rolls & Sticky Buns

Cinnamon rolls. Sticky buns. Click here for the recipe. I was so excited (and, um, nervous) about participating in my first Daring Bakers Challenge, I decided to cover it “live blogger” style. Of course, that doesn’t really work when you publish the coverage almost a month later … so, suspend disbelief people! Put yourself into […]

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Cinnamon Rolls & Sticky Buns Recipe

Click here for photos and a discussion of making this recipe. Cinnamon and Sticky Buns(from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice)Daring Bakers Challenge #10: September 2007Host: Marce (Pip in the City) Days to Make: One (1)Active/Resting/Baking Time: 15 minutes to mix, 3 1/2 hours fermentation/shaping/proofing, 20 – 40 minutes to bakeRecipe Quantity: Eight(1) – twelve […]

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"Best" Carrot Cake

Look, it’s good carrot cake. Moist, thanks to the buttermilk glaze. Tender. Flavorful. The frosting is to. die. for. But the cake itself? Meh. I think my issue with it is that its only spice is cinnamon and, in my ideal carrot cake, there’s more going on. It kind of reminds me of an oatmeal […]

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Not Dead, Just Busy

These recipes are coming, I swear. Apple Crisp Chicken Marsala Slow Cooked Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Carmelized Onion Pot Roast Stay tuned!

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Do a Kid a Favor….

And clink this link to see Kian’s (my stepson) first animated film. It’s extremely violent. Maybe this is how Tarantino got started?

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Weekend Cookbook Challenge 20: Anisette Toast from "Entertaining With the Sopranos"

I was so, so happy to find this cookbook. One of the joys in watching The Sopranos was seeing archetypes, words, locations, and even brands that are familiar to me from growing up and living on Long Island and NY. (OK, the Sopranos live in New Jersey, but there’s a lot of overlap — trust […]

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This Thing About Lasagna

I have always maintained that, if you are an Italian-American from the NY-metro area (and parts of NJ & Conn, too) that you are either in the mafia or know someone who is. (And, for what it’s worth, I fall into the latter category. ) I have a similarly sweeping statement about those of Italian […]

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Entertaining With the Sopranos

SCORE!!! I stepped into my department’s conference room this morning to find a pile of books free-for-the-taking boxed up on the floor. I poked around and YES! There it was…. Entertaining with the Sopranos. Do you know how long I’ve wanted this book? Do you know how big a Sopranos fan I am? (Do you […]

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Garlicky Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Click image for source. This is just so good. But when you combine fresh tomatoes and basil with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and Parmesan, it’s hard to imagine something bad! (Looking forward to tonight’s leftovers…) One thing though: I think12 oz of pasta (as the original recipe calls for) overwhelms the sauce. You may […]

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