April 2008

Last Chance to Be a Winner!

April 13, 2008

You still have time to think up a question for “Ask Erin Cooks” and to be in the running for a big box of fancy new flavors of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.  Just head on over to the original post to submit your response.  Entries need to be in no later than 1:00 PM EST tomorrow […]

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The Office: Dinner Party

April 11, 2008

I love throwing dinner parties! In fact, next weekend, I’m having a special “unveiling” party for the Limoncello we’ve been making. I have no idea what to make to complement all of that lemony goodness but I’ll figure it out. Thankfully my parties don’t involve the intensely brutal awkwardness that last night’s fabulous episode of […]

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Ice Ice Baby

April 10, 2008

Allen, the extremely kind purveyor of Eating Out Loud, was a total prince and made sure to check in first to confirm that the pints and pints of rich and decadent Häagen-Dazs ice cream he wanted to bestow upon me weren’t going to interfere with my “diet.” I told him I could measure ice cream […]

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The Care and Feeding of Limoncello

April 9, 2008

I feel like I’ve suddenly acquired a lemon slice filled aquarium. Should I name the curly pieces of zest that float about in their sea of Absolut all day? Lucy? Lola? Is that you?! Honestly I had no idea that making lemon flavored booze would illicit such a strong and varied response from the world […]

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Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 8, 2008

Dear ErinCooks: I have a chocolate chip cookie conundrum: try as I might I can’t get my cookies to the consistency I like. I am a fan of chewy chocolate chip cookies, not cakey or crunchy, just chewy. I think it must be a butter issue. Should I try margarine or shortening? Maybe it’s too […]

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The Limoncello Trilogy – Part 1

April 5, 2008

Thanks to a post on Bostonist and urging from my fellow Google Reader addicts I decided to test my hand at making Limoncello. Today I completed the first step in this 3 part recipe. Honestly I’m a little scared of Limoncello. We all know what happened to Danny Devito after having a few too many […]

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Review: Boston Organics

April 2, 2008

My Boston Organics order was waiting for me when I got home from work.  I was looking forward to it all day.  When I opened the bright green box I found the following items inside: Bananas, Green Bartlett Pears, Honey Tangerines, a Kent Mango, Pink Lady Apples, Plums, Valencia Oranges, Fingerling Potatoes, Romaine Lettuce, Snow […]

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Cherie Johnson Salad!

April 1, 2008

Local eatery b.good is having a contest to name their new salad. It contains baby spinach, arugula, blue cheese, dried cherries, dried apples, almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette. One of the options is the “Cherie Johnson.” Obviously I voted for that. Punky Power! And because I want nothing more than to be able to order a […]

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