September 2008

Dear Julia

September 29, 2008

Elaine Hamilton is a wallflower. She’s shy, awkward, and desperately doesn’t want to go to her mother’s alma matar Dartmouth. What she does want is to quietly perfect every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, attend Smith College, and eventually study at the Cordon Bleu in Paris — just like her hero Julia […]

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A Very Bad Bird

September 26, 2008

A few moments ago, after enjoying our room service breakfast of Belgian Waffles and French Toast, this very brave bird jumped onto our balcony, stole a pat of butter, and flew away.

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Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

September 26, 2008

Warning! This is so incredibly bad for you, but tastes so ridiculously good that you aren’t even going to mind not being able to fit into your pants on Monday morning. I’ve made Monkey Bread quite a few times the traditional way — with refrigerated biscuit dough, but last weekend I got a very naughty […]

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Wish You Were Here…

September 25, 2008

CK and I are having an absolutely amazing time at The Longboat Key Club. The weather, ocean, and pina coladas are all perfect! I may never come back.

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Amish Friendship Bread

September 24, 2008

A few weeks ago Sarah, of Sweets by Sarah, posted about making Amish Friendship Bread. I’d never heard of this cinnamon baked good before. In all honestly I was also a bit dubious about the chain letter aspect of the baking experiment, not to mention the frequent directive to “mash the bag” of starter mix […]

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Orange Frosted Pumpkin Muffins

September 22, 2008

Happy first day of fall! I’m sure most of you aren’t feeling very excited about this change, especially if you reside in New England like I do.  The onset of Fall means that sunblock, bathing suits, and flip flops will soon be distant memories and the inevitable snowflakes are lurking just around the corner. In […]

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The Wicked Whoopies Store

September 19, 2008

I’ve mentioned it before, but when I go home to Maine there are two things I have to eat while I’m there and they have absolutely nothing to do with lobster or blueberries. I always make a point to have an Italian Sandwich from Sam’s Italian Sandwich Shop, and I also have to have a […]

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Celebrity Chef Barbie

September 15, 2008

I saw this Celebrity Chef Barbie playset at Costco yesterday and I seriously almost bought it for myself. Then I remembered that I’m actually 28 years old and not 8. So sad… Do you suppose this doll is some sort of Sandra Lee/Giada hybrid? The platinum haired Barbie’s go-go boots totally match the faux KitchenAid […]

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