February 2009

A Cooking Class at Create-a-Cook

February 25, 2009
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I actually won something in this year’s Menu for Hope raffle. The item was sponsored by Jo, of Amuse Bouche, who also just happens to be a manager at a local company in Newton called Create-a-Cook. The prize was originally slated to be a cooking party for six friends, but Jo generously offered CK and […]

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Chocolate-Oatmeal Cupcakes With Maple-Bacon Butter Cream

February 22, 2009
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My friend Anna instant messaged me on Wednesday afternoon to let me know that a co-worker had found a recipe for bacon cupcakes in The New York Times. Anna really wanted to make them for a brunch party she was attending on Sunday morning. The only problem was that the recipe was giving her serious […]

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Easy Sticky Buns

February 16, 2009
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At some point last year I had the “brilliant” idea that I was going to make cinnamon rolls with puff pastry dough. In my mind it seemed like the easiest possible thing so I didn’t bother to look up a recipe. I just unrolled the chilled dough and spread out a thick layer of butter, […]

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The School of Essential Ingredients

February 8, 2009
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Once a month an eclectic group of strangers meet in the kitchen of Lillian’s restaurant to participate in The School of Essential Ingredients. Shy and cautious at first they soon build a supportive rapport with one another, and under Lillian’s intuitive culinary tutelage blossom and grow in ways they never imagined possible. Each chapter reveals […]

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Molasses Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe

February 5, 2009
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I bet you thought I was fickle and that the love affair with my bread machine wouldn’t last. Well ye of little faith take notice, I haven’t stopped baking bread in this fantastic contraption since I first posted about it back in December. In fact, it’s become a bi-weekly and occasionally tri-weekly event. The tightening […]

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Heart-Shaped Peppermint Patties

February 2, 2009
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Before the question is even posed I’ll just go ahead and tell you that, yes, these do taste eerily similar to York Peppermint Patties. The recipe is incredibly simple and also incredibly sticky.  I’ve thoroughly wiped my island down three times since making the candy on Sunday morning and it still has some sort of […]

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