November 2008

Dirty Bird Sandwiches

November 30, 2008
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While piecing together our Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches Friday evening CK and I had an impassioned discussion over the correct technique for creating a true snacking masterpiece. I’m a steadfast fan of the holiday holy trinity: turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. It has to be on white bread, or a white bulky roll and there definitely […]

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CK Cooks: Aunt Kara’s Ambrosia

November 27, 2008
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Thanksgiving is the premier holiday for the Kelly family, and for as long as I can remember my favorite part of the meal has always been Ambrosia. This admittedly strange concoction of coconut, marshmallows, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and sour cream has touched my taste buds like nothing else on the overflowing table. While I’ve always […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: The Good Life Duo

November 26, 2008
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Congratulations Emily! You were “lucky number” 44. You’ll be receiving the “Pink and Cheesy Party Duo” that includes Great Party Fondue and Party Confidential: New Etiquette for Fabulous Entertaining in the mail shortly. Thank you to everyone for participating! Your next opportunity to win is outlined below. Fresh From the Farmer’s Market: Year Round Recipes […]

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Go Green with Beaujolais Nouveau

November 22, 2008
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CK picked up our annual supply of Beaujolais Nouveau last night at Best Cellars. I was a little taken aback when I pulled the bottles out of the bag and discovered that they were made of plastic. I’ll confess, my inner wine snob initially reared her ugly head, and at first I wondered if CK […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: The Pink and Cheesy Party Duo

November 21, 2008
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Over the next few weeks I’ll be giving away 5 sets of brand new cookbooks, direct from the Erin Cooks bookshelf, that I’ve grouped into cute themes. Don’t worry I’ll dust them off before I send them out to the lucky winners. You never know when these giveaways will pop up online so it might […]

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Erin Cooks the Internet: November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

Before everyone starts throwing things at me for posting something holiday related prior to Thanksgiving, I just want to note that a little pre-holiday prep never hurt anyone. So let’s cut right to the chase. Have you heard about this whole “Christmas Pickle” thing? It’s touted as a long standing German tradition based upon the […]

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Mac and Two Cheeses with Caramelized Shallots

November 19, 2008

Much like my cookies, I like my Mac and Cheese to be rich, thick, and creamy. This recipe is more like a thin and crispy cookie, but I can still appreciate it for what it is – a quick and easy baked macaroni and cheese dish with good flavors that a lot of people will […]

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Cornmeal and Bacon Muffins

November 17, 2008

Pretty right? Too bad I didn’t try them before I made this great breakfast tray for CK and I to enjoy. While edible and flavorful my corn muffins with bacon and herbs came out rather dry. I have yet to find a cornbread or muffin recipe, which doesn’t include adding sour cream or creamed corn, […]

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