April 2009

Double Thin Mint Ice Cream

April 30, 2009
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I was a Girl Scout once upon a time. Emphasis on once. Technically I was a Brownie. Each week a group of girls and myself would walk to our troop leader’s house around the block from our elementary school. One of the girls in our group was a little thug and would occasionally steal our […]

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Please Welcome Elissa of 17 and Baking

April 27, 2009
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My friend Erin emailed recently alerting me to a program at Dine and Dish that paired new food bloggers with a more experienced counterpart. This mentoring gig sounded like a fun project so I signed up. Kristen ended up matching me with Elissa of 17 and Baking. I’ll admit that I was a little nervous […]

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Cooks Illustrated Almost No-Knead Bread

April 24, 2009
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I need a new dutch oven. Or a new oven. Or both. I burned the bottom of the first batch of this bread. Not that this stopped us from simply slicing off the browned bits and eating the rest, but still, I’ve never burned a loaf of bread in my life. So I suspect that […]

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CK Cooks: Pan Seared Rib Eye

April 21, 2009
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Every so often we get a craving for a nice steak dinner, usually on a Sunday night accompanied by a great baked potato and a vegetable side. When that time comes, we find ourselves in a bit of a bind. You see, we are apartment dwellers, with no access to any sort of outdoor grill. […]

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Turkey Hill Junior Mint Ice Cream

April 17, 2009
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You know how Carrie Bradshaw is all “hello lover” when it comes to Manolo Blahniks? Well that’s what I said when I saw this Turkey Hill Junior Mint ice cream today in the freezer section of the Porter Square Shaws. I literally stopped in the middle of the aisle and did a double take. Then […]

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The Wacky Antique Kitchen Gadget Revealed

April 15, 2009
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You guys had some seriously creative guesses as to the identity of the mystery item I posted about on Monday. They ran the gamut from candle snuffer to tea strainer. The winner of the random drawing, Evelyn, ventured a guess that the object in question was a flour sifter. She unfortunately wasn’t correct, but she’s […]

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Let’s Play: Guess the Antique Kitchen Gadget

April 13, 2009
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Erin’s Note: The contest has ended. If you would like to learn the identity of the gadget please click here. For many years my grandmother worked for a living history museum called the Norlands. Norlands is the ancestral home of the Washburn family. You’ve probably never heard of them but during the 19th century the […]

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Blueberry Lemon FAGE Muffins

April 8, 2009
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Height. Volume. Luster. These are usually adjectives that we use to describe what we wish our hair looked like on a daily basis (see Blake Lively for a real life example) but in this instance I experienced all three of these lovely words in conjunction with a muffin and it appears I owe it all […]

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