2007

A Year of Erin Cooks

December 30, 2007

As 2007 quickly ticks down to 2008, I sit in my pajamas at 4 o’clock on a Sunday afternoon listening to football commentators babbling on the TV and preparing for more holiday snow to cover the ground. It seemed like an appropriate time to take a look back at what I’ve cooked this year. Outlined […]

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Ina Garten’s Apple Turnovers

December 29, 2007

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without gifts to yourself and this year Chris skipped that cookie downing middle man, Old Saint Nick, entirely and treated himself to an amazing new Canon EOS 40D camera. Obviously I thoroughly benefit from this gift as well. Since picking up the camera a week ago we’ve shot practically everything […]

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Twas the Day After Christmas

December 26, 2007

Twas the day after Christmas and the elves are exhausted but Erin and CK can’t wait to get started! For kitchen gadgets galore were bestowed on their heads and there are more brownies, and pastas, and people to be fed. Santa was definitely kind to “Erin Cooks” this year (I think it was the cookies). […]

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Christmas Fettuccine

December 24, 2007

There’s a brief scene in the movie The Holiday where Kate Winslet decides to cheer up Jack Black by making him Christmas Fettuccine (start around 3:20 on the video above). So if it’s good enough for Kate Winslet, it’s good enough for me. I attempted searching around a little bit to see if this was […]

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Mummy’s Microwave Peanut Brittle

December 21, 2007
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We have evil “Shovel Men” at our apartment. They are in league with the “Crack of Dawn” commuters. Ever since it started snowing in Boston our apartment complex hired a team of men to keep the walkways, courtyard, and driveways clear. I truly do appreciate their dedication. What I don’t appreciate is that they have […]

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All Aboard The Jolly Express Gingerbread Train!

December 17, 2007

I’ve had the Avon Jolly Express cookie cutter set since 1992. When I first used the kit (way back when I was 12 years old) it came with prepackaged gingerbread mix and icing. Pretty revolting stuff, but you better believe I made that train and then ate the whole thing while watching Home Alone on […]

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Erin Cooks The Internet: December 16, 2007

December 16, 2007

I was feeling a little guilty last night after after realizing that I had essentially missed all of the donation opportunities that have been going around my workplace when I remembered that the Menu For Hope is still underway. After scanning the prize list I set my sights on the two night culinary class and […]

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Pretty Pretty Pineapple Centerpieces

December 15, 2007

When Chris and I spent Thanksgiving in Connecticut with his family this year I went completely gaga over his Aunt Kara’s Pineapple centerpieces and vowed to recreate them for the holiday party. You’ll need: A sharp knife Tea lights Asiago cheese (Per Hänni’s directive) to pair with all of that leftover pineapple you’ll be scooping […]

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