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Food Love: Installation No. 1 — Tony Chachere’s Original Creaole Seasoning

Read about Food Love here. I don’t fully know what’s in Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning — the ingredients list reads mysteriously: “ salt, red pepper and other spices, garlic and silicon dioxide (to prevent caking)” — but it packs a spicy and delicious wallop. (It must be all the tasty silicon.) In the past […]

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Mother’s Souvlakia with Tzatziki

The chicken in this Cooking Light recipe is quite good, but it’s the tzatziki that makes everything delicious. Trust me and double the amount of tzatziki you make so you can drizzle it all over your chicken and some pitas toasted on the grill, too. It’s so freakin’ good. All hail the mighty Tzatziki! Mother’s […]

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Death By Chocolate

In looking for a dessert recipe to bring to a Fourth of July party, I came across the “Over-the-Top” Chocolate Passion . The Chocolate Passion calls for a layer of brownies to be topped by a “pudding cake” (made with butter flavored shortening!) and two layers of chocolate cake, in the midst of which are […]

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Green Garlic Pesto

Saturday was the first day of the Canandaigua Farmers’ Market season. (yay!) There was only a smattering of booths but among them was Honeyhill Farms from Livonia, NY selling pickled garlic scapes (delicious!) and fresh green garlic. Green garlic. Green garlic are the fresh shoots of the immature garlic plant (source). The woman I spoke […]

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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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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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One Year Old

In the beginning, there were cupcakes. And they were good. It’s hard for me to believe, but this blog was started a year ago today. I’m going to try and get a new recipe up today but, until I do, I just wanted to express how grateful I am to the people who visit and […]

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5 Things About Me meme

The lovely and inventive Rachel of Coconut & Lime, Food Maven, and Cupcake Supernova tagged me for a 5 Things About Me meme, and being a blogger, I am only too happy to divulge. #1. I have an MA in Media Ecology (New York University) and a BA in Communication Arts (Marymount Manhattan College). This […]

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RRC#2 Submission: Lime Honey Dressing

So appealing, don’t you think? The recipe for Lime Honey Dressing comes from the 1957 edition of Helen Corbitt’s Cookbook. Corbitt was the director of restaurants at the “famous” Neiman-Marcus store in Dallas. Here’s a partial description from the bookflap: This Yankee-born authority on food is a truly creative cook and superlative party-giver. Earl Winston […]

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Raspberry Freezer Jam

Yep, more jam. There were some brilliantly ripe raspberries for sale at the local farmers’ market and I couldn’t pass them up. I had to make jam before I realized this but jam has twice the amount of sugar as it does fruit. Seriously: don’t think you’re eating preserved fruit with a dusting sprinkling of […]

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