October 2007

Erin Cooks The Internet: October 31, 2007

October 31, 2007

I’m so glad that Halloween is almost over so I can start obsessing about holiday baking. Now this is MY favorite time of the year. Cookies, cakes, pie, turkey, eggnog, wassail, fudge you name it — I want to make it! This morning I received a friendly email update from Trader Joe’s and they really […]

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Cornish Hen and Sweet Potatoes

October 29, 2007

Yet another reason to love Nigella Lawson: her express meals apparently really can be made in a reasonable amount of time. What a concept!? After watching the first episode of Nigella Express on the Food Network I added her recipe for Roast Cornish Hen with Sweet Potatoes to my “to do” list so I’d remember […]

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Pink is the New Christmas

October 28, 2007

I’m more than aware that it’s very inappropriate for me to even mention the holidays out loud at this point, but Blueprint magazine just arrived and it totally rocked my world. I’ve been a grumpy magazine subscriber for months now and have been letting each and every publication that I subscribe to run out without […]

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Double Standard in the Kitchen

October 27, 2007

I despise reading commentary on women’s weight. People are now referring to curvy Nigela Lawson as a “porker.” Honestly, it’s bad enough that they hide her in that ridiculous jean jacket and black skirt in almost every episode. Sort of like how they used to stuff Carnie Wilson behind things like pianos and rocks in […]

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Gordon’s Gaming Nightmare

October 26, 2007

It looks like Gordon Ramsay will soon have his very own videogame to add to his extended “Evil Empire” of culinary terror. It’s being reported that Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen television show will have a game released to coincide with it’s third season premiere in the Summer of 2008. I can’t even begin to imagine what […]

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Erin Cooks The Internet: October 25, 2007

October 25, 2007

Halloween Cap’n Crunch (officially known as Cap’n Crunch’s Halloween Crunch) is now available in grocery stores, if you’re lucky enough to find it on a shelf. I feel that it’s my obligation to point out that not only does it turn your milk green, it will also turn your hands green if you decide to […]

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Haunted Gingerbread House in a Box

October 20, 2007

I bet you thought it was too early for gingerbread houses, right? Well not for a Haunted Gingerbread House. Thanks to Create a Treat you can decorate your own scary cottage complete with jelly beans, black icing, and candy ghosts. Funnily enough, the tray for this house is the same as the tray for the […]

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches

October 17, 2007

When I originally saw these Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches aka Witch Hat Cookies on YumSugar I thought they were absolutely adorable. We’ve all made the peanut butter version before and I thought the reinvention of the recipe for Halloween was too cute for words. Unfortunately, while the cookies turned out picture perfect I had numerous problems with […]

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