2009

Almost-Famous Cinnamon Rolls

December 30, 2009
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The art of the copycat recipe is a fickle thing. The much-loved foods that we enjoy in various restaurant settings are almost never truly conducive to at home production. Probably because we would all die of fright if we ever seriously saw just how much butter, cream, and salt goes into, for instance, your favorite […]

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Sticky Gingerbread

December 22, 2009
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I’ve been less than enthused about Christmas in general over the past few weeks and frankly my overall feelings toward this holiday of holidays are still rather up-in-the air mere hours away from the big event. There’s something not quite right this year. Perhaps it’s the fact that I wasn’t able to put our adorable […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew

December 14, 2009
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Note: This contest has now ended. Congratulations to Angie for being lucky #53! Thank you all for your entries and please be sure to check back soon for more fabulous giveaways. I shouldn’t admit this but I’m totally that person who will send her shirt that’s sporting a missing button to the dry cleaner in […]

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The Official Cookie Exchange Rubric

December 11, 2009
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I’ve been conscripted into a true battle of culinary wills next week: aka the annual office cookie exchange. My boss, Karen, has made it known in no uncertain terms that my fellow co-workers and I are expected to seriously represent at this event. Hopefully the Coconut Sandwich Cookies I intend to bring wont embarrass us. […]

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An ErinCooks Contest: Julie & Julia DVD

December 3, 2009
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Note: This contest has now ended. Congratulations to Myra for being lucky #137! Thank you all for your entries and please be sure to check back next week for another fabulous giveaway. I think we’re all well aware of my love for both Julie Powell and the fantastic film version of Julie & Julia. In […]

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Happy Turkey Day!

November 26, 2009
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I saw this festive Turkey Cake on Craft earlier this week (thank you Cathy Callahan) and because I’m a glutton for punishment I decided to try to whip one up. Well the finishing touches were just sprinkled on mere moments ago and I think this bright bird came out remarkably well. I made a few […]

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Red Raspberries

November 23, 2009
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I’m feeling a little nostalgic this evening after arriving home to find a very sweet Thanksgiving card from my grandmother. I wont be with her for this holiday but I will see her in a few weeks at Christmas time. This means I’ll miss her annual roasting of an enormous turkey in the wood cook […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

November 12, 2009
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One of the things I always enjoy when I visit my mother is looking for new recipes in the big stack of magazines that she subscribes to. I used to receive all sorts of magazines but then I found that they just sat around my apartment collecting dust and looking very slick, pretty, and unread. […]

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