Archive | 2008

French Yule Log — Daring Bakers December 2008 Challenge

This month’s challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il en Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux. They have chosen a French Yule Log by Flore from Florilege Gourmand. If you recall, the DBers did a yule log last year but this year’s yule log is very […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and to all who dine at your table.

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Eggnog Cookies

Over at Culinary in the Desert, Joe posted his recipe for Eggnog Spiced Spritz Cookies as part of his holiday baking spree. “Mmmm,” I thought. “Those sound like the ones my mom makes.” So I went off in search of my cookie press. And came up empty. I can’t remember the last time I used […]

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Orange Cardamom Cookies

Do you like my Truman Capote snowman? Looking for a tasty alternative to sugar cookies? Give these lovely cookies a try. I love their warm orangey flavor; it’s such a nice, spiced departure from the traditional cut-out cookie. You don’t have to frost them, but the citrus icing really pulls everything together.Orange Cardamom Cookies (source) […]

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Honey Mound Cookies

Another recipe from blog favorite, Mark Pescatore: This is an OLD recipe, one my family has been since before I was born, a gem from a cookbook from yesteryear. Understand that this is a cookie that tastes better a day after you make it. When you pop one in your mouth fresh out of the […]

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Wookie’s Snickerdoodles

When I asked the kids last week what kind of cookie they’d want for Christmas if they could have only one kind, Sadie said, “Lace cookies.” Kian said, “Snickerdoodles.” My goal was to find out what cookies they really, really loved, so that we could all make, and enjoy, those cookies together. Lace cookies are […]

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Chocolate Bread

Almost a year ago, I came upon this recipe for Chocolate Bread. Why did it take me so long to bake it? God only knows. But I finally did, and it was worth the wait. While the final product is supposed to be have a “feathery yet rich texture,” mine was denser, with a tighter […]

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Mini Caramel Cupcakes with Carmelized Butter Frosting

November 2008 Daring Bakers Challenge Author: Shuna Fish LydonRecipe Origin: Caramel Cake, the recipeDB Challenge Hosts: Dolores of Culinary Curiosity, Alex of Blondie and Brownie, and Jenny of Foray into Food with gluten-free recipe assistance from Natalie of Gluten-a-Go-Go .— It will come as no shock if I point out that two days ago was […]

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Personal Trainer: Cooking

I can’t believe it. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to play with this.(Hint, HINT Nintendo.) What do you guys think?

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Spaghetti Squash Gratin

My new favorite vegetable to play with is Spaghetti Squash. Slice it open, cook it, shred it with a fork and poof! — strands of squash that look like spaghetti. It’s dead simple to prepare: just slice it in half length-wise, scoop out the seeds, loosely cover each open half with plastic wrap and microwave […]

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