2006

Marjorie Standish’s Shredded Wheat Bread

December 31, 2006

My grandmother gave me a copy of Marjorie Standish’s Cooking Down East cookbook for Christmas. It’s full of simple New England style recipes including one of my absolute favorites, Shredded Wheat Bread. Whenever I’m home and my mother makes this I eat it like it’s going out of style and without fail she gets annoyed […]

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Years in the Making of the Yule Log

December 30, 2006

On Christmas Eve Eve my mother and I made a number of desserts including a Chocolate Yule Log.  I’ve wanted to make a Yule Log ever since I was a little girl and I saw one on a holiday episode of the NBC show Sisters.  For those of you who were fans that was the […]

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Santa Brings a Pink KitchenAid Mixer

December 26, 2006

At last I’m finally the proud owner of my very own pink KitchenAid mixer. Thank you Mommy! It’s a perfect thing of beauty. Honestly, I have an uncontrollable urge to go buy cartons of whipping cream, pour them in the glistening bowl, and watch fluffy peaks form (without the chance of giving myself Carpal Tunnel […]

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Baked Latkes

December 19, 2006

In honor of Hanukkah I made Potato Latkes for dinner.  My mom cooked these when I was growing up, but her version was fried and unfortunately I spent the weekend eating brie and bon bons so I was extremely excited to find a recipe online for a slightly more healthy version of this childhood favorite.   […]

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McCormick Beef Stroganoff

December 11, 2006

Sometimes the simplest meals can leave you feeling the most satisfied.  This easy Beef Stroganoff is great to prepare after a long day at work.  It’s quick, hearty, and the leftovers are delicious.  Admittedly, I did cheat and used one of those McCormick spice packets, but honestly what happens in my kitchen stays in the […]

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Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas

December 5, 2006

In an effort to be adventurous in the kitchen my love affair with all things Dave Lieberman continues. I have yet to make a recipe from Dave’s collection that I didn’t find thoroughly delicious, and these Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas were no exception. The chicken mixture is spicy, smoky, and surprisingly hearty, and I’ve […]

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Toll House Pie

November 29, 2006

Last year was the first Thanksgiving that I spent with Chris. Coincidentally it was also my introduction to an amazingly sinful and delicious dessert known as “Toll House Pie.” Essentially Toll House Pie is a gigantic, gooey chocolate chip cookie nestled in pie crust. Chris’s father is the king of Toll House Pie. I looked […]

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Erin Recommends

November 26, 2006

Obviously not everything that comes out of my kitchen is homemade. Sometimes it’s not even semi-homemade. Case in point are the following items which I have been very liberally utilizing over the last month. I find baking bread to be tedious. There I said it. I love bread. I love it slathered in real butter […]

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