Archive | February, 2009

Chocolate Valentino with Blackberry Coulis: Celebrating The Blog’s Birthday with the Daring Bakers

Guess what? This blog was born 3 years ago today! Where did the time go? How many calories were consumed? Why has my photography only marginally improved? In any event, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the Daring Bakers; today’s our posting date! The February 2009 challenge is hosted by […]

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Heart Shaped Samoas

Do you follow Nic’s Baking Bites ? It’s filled with lots of tempting sweets and a week doesn’t go by without a post that makes me drool. Nic is especially good at recreating beloved recipes, especially Girl Scout cookies. She’s got Thin Mints, Homemade Do-Si-Dos , Homemade Tagalongs and, Shane’s favorite, Samoas. So for Valentine’s […]

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Cinnamon Raisin Twists

When I lived on the Upper East Side, each morning I’d stop by the old Lexington Ave. location of Amy’s Bread on the way to work. A tiny shop, it was filled with all sorts of goodies. Breads of course — baguettes, whole wheat, sourdoughs, semolinas — but what really lured me were the sweeter […]

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Pork Chops with Orange & Fennel Salad

Where have I been? Not dead, just busy. So it’s especially nice to find a recipe that comes together easy and is delicious. The pork here is juicy, tender, and flavorful; with it’s sprinkling of fennel seeds, it’s reminiscent of a good pork sausage. It’s made even better with the sweetness of oranges and the […]

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