November 2010

Tate’s Bake Shop

November 30, 2010

Would you believe me if I told you that a mail order cookie could taste like homemade? I know…I know…I can hear you scoffing from the safety of your laptop, but I’m here to assure you that yes, Virginia, the cookies from Tate’s Bake Shop based in Southampton, New York will easily pass as fresh […]

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Watson: Espresso Fiend

November 24, 2010

Last night I tried to be proactive and make a batch of homemade marshmallows for Aunt Kara’s Thanksgiving Ambrosia. Right from the start I had an ominous feeling and I essentially knew I was completely screwed when all of the fluff clustered around the mixer’s whip in a gigantic whirling semi-solid ball. Oops… Tonight, when […]

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Cornmeal Lime Cookies

November 17, 2010
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In addition to the bizarre brown-sugar whole wheat apple turnovers that they served in my school cafeteria I was also obsessively enamored with a cornmeal cookie that made a command appearance every now and again. As far as I can remember the Livermore Falls lunch line is literally the only place I’ve ever seen one […]

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Vegan Ginger Cookies

November 14, 2010
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Today is a momentous moment in my personal baking history. Ladies and gentleman, the images of crinkly cookies you are currently viewing represent the very first Vegan baked good I’ve ever made. My friend Hänni will be so proud of me! I definitely had my reservations about attempting this recipe but in an absentminded moment […]

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Authentic Chinese Cooking with Lilly Jan at Create-a-Cook

November 5, 2010
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As I not so patiently waited for the evening of my authentic Chinese cooking class to arrive my one constant mantra became dumplings…dumplings…dumplings. Lilly Jan was somehow going to teach me how to make dumplings and I couldn’t be happier. This particular class was held at my favorite instructional cooking venue, Create-a-Cook. Create-a-Cook is located […]

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Getting in the Holiday Mood

November 3, 2010
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As soon as all of the Junior Mints are consumed and my go-to monarch butterfly costume wings are stashed safely back into the closet my mind is finally free to turn, guilt-free, towards the winter holidays. Below I’ve shared my top ten favorite annual traditions that I look forward to all year long. Click here […]

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