February 2008

Five Things You Always Wanted to Know…But Were Afraid to Ask

February 29, 2008

Donald tagged me for this “meme” at the beginning of the month and I politely declined, and then it went viral and the whole world started posting their five random facts. Since then, I’ve been tagged by Amy at Eggs on Sunday, The Frantic Home Cook, and Sarah from Sweets by Sarah. It’s very flattering […]

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Erin Cooks the Internet: February 27, 2008

February 27, 2008

Boston Menu Pages linked to a blog post and video made by this local guy, Andy. Andy took a trip over to the Fenway McDonalds, ordered a Big Mac, and then proceeded to eat the whole burger in one disgusting bite. His friend graciously documented the gluttonous event. Apparently this is Andy’s opening act for […]

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Coconut Sandwich Cookies

February 24, 2008

Coconut made quite a few guest appearances in my childhood. In 2nd grade, my teacher brought in a coconut, a hammer, and a nail and proceeded to mercilessly beat on the poor things shell until it cracked open. Let me tell you, that was quite a lesson. By the time it was finally opened we […]

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Chocolate Mii’s for Valentine’s Day

February 21, 2008

When everyone online went gaga over these adorable Mii Chocolates, I actually pulled out my credit card and bought a set for my video game obsessed boyfriend for Valentines Day. Paul Pape was so efficient in the order fulfillment and shipping of these tasty characters that I had to hide the package in our refrigerator […]

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Erin Cooks The Internet: February 18, 2008

February 18, 2008

Over at io9 they’ve created a post detailing the top 10 Sci-fi Kitchen Gadgets including some of my personal favorites like the Replicator from Star Trek, Rosie the Robot Maid from The Jetsons, and Pee Wee’s breakfast machine in the movie Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Does anyone remember what Mr. T cereal tasted like anymore? […]

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Contessa Chicken Salad

February 17, 2008

Did you eat Miracle Whip when you were a kid? Because I did. A lot. I vividly recall having a conversation with my doctor at one point about what kind of sandwiches I liked to eat. My cute response of Miracle Whip and Cheese on White Bread really didn’t seem to impress him very much. […]

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Butternut Squash and Vanilla Risotto

February 14, 2008

Confession time: until I made this creamy risotto dish I’d never purchased or even used a vanilla bean before. I know — total baking blasphemy! Last month, after I read Amanda Hesser’s book, Cooking for Mr. Latte, I really wanted to bake the Vanilla Bean Loaves. Especially since they were based on a recipe from […]

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

February 8, 2008

My addiction to Google Reader has really started to pay off. Last year I won a box of Häagen-Dazs reserve ice cream from Serious Eats. Then, last week I submitted a caption for the weekly “Insert Caption” contest over at Cinematical and picked up a special 10th Anniversary addition of one of my favorite movies, […]

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