August 2009

Grilled Tuna Rolls

August 31, 2009
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It’s a very special day today on the Erin Cooks blog! This post represents the inaugural web and home debut of my utilization of fish in a meal. You might be wondering how this could be possible since I live in Boston and hail from the state of Maine, both of which are well known […]

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The Lazy Baker Cookie Mix

August 24, 2009
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Generally speaking I make fun of people who use mixes to bake cookies. I mean, come on, how hard is it to soften some butter, break a few eggs, and measure a little flour? Not very. But I can see the appeal, especially for those of you with kids, carpools, soccer practice and ballet class […]

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Pretty Pretty Princess Pink Party Popcorn

August 19, 2009
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Many years ago there was a company called Bean’s Corner Popcorn near my hometown and I vaguely remember them selling all of these super sugary, brightly colored, and uniquely flavored popcorn varieties. I think they even had a blueberry version that boasted a navy blue coating with a tasty artificial additive that I happily gobbled […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: The Gastrokid Cookbook

August 14, 2009
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What exactly is a “gastrokid?” Well the authors of The Gastrokid Cookbook have developed a Gastrokid manifesto that states: Gastrokid: noun. A combination of “gastronomy” (the study of food) and “kid.” Coined by, Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans founders of Gastrokid.com, a Web site popular among parents dedicated to feeding their children the best food […]

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Cooks Illustrated Blondies

August 12, 2009
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This quick and fool proof recipe for Blondies has become my go-to hostess gift this summer. Very few people are able resist these buttery bite-sized squares especially as every last nibble is heavily filled with creamy chocolate and crunchy nuts. I also loved that I learned a new-to-me trick from Cooks Illustrated which detailed how […]

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Julie & Julia: Boston Food Blog Meet-Up

August 9, 2009
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Friday night ten lovely ladies met at the Boston Common theater to see the fabulous Julie and Julia movie together. If I may speak for the group I feel it’s safe to say we had a fabulous time even though we did end up stuck in the third row from the screen. Thankfully Gayle soothed […]

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Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

August 5, 2009
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Baby Emily and her Mommy, Meghan, took me out for ice cream last week after we continued our “Ladies Who Lunch” tradition. Just a dangerously short ride from their lovely home is the spectacular Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar. One of my few laments about living in the city is the inability to have this type […]

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English Onion Soup with Sage and Cheddar

August 3, 2009
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French Onion Soup seems to be one of those dishes that I’m highly inclined to order at a restaurant but never seem to make at home. Of course when I think about some of the terrible versions of this soup I’ve experienced in various establishments it’s honestly a wonder that I’ve ever bothered to eat […]

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