2010

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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Black Pepper-Cheddar-Chive Drop Biscuits

October 26, 2010
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I love a good hot biscuit covered in melted butter. Don’t you? What I dislike is rolling out dough, making a mess, and then having the whole concoction fall flat in the oven. I’ve comes to terms with the fact that biscuit dough hates me. It’s cool. My grandmother got all of the biscuit making […]

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Perfect Pumpkin Cookies

October 14, 2010
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It’s pumpkin time again! A few weekends ago CK and I traveled to Connecticut for a joint October Kelly family birthday celebration. CK’s dad requested that I bring something pumpkin flavored to the shindig so my mind instantly turned towards cookies. There was only one problem. Pumpkin cookies are notoriously fluffy, misshapen, and much too […]

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The Geometry of Pasta and Eggplant Lasagne

October 6, 2010
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When I first received a copy of The Geometry of Pasta in the mail (thank you kind publisher!) my initial reaction was a bit less than impressed. For me, cookbooks should have bright and colorful photographs preferably accompanying as many recipes as possible, but this book contained a simple, rather restrained layout of text that […]

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Mint Julep Cupcakes

September 23, 2010
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The first thing that came to mind as I topped these cupcakes with their frizzy hats of mint was that I’d obviously just baked an edible version of the Truffula Tress from The Lorax. Which makes these appear child-friendly but since they’re doused in booze it’s probably best if you save this recipe for a […]

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Kitchen Little in Mystic, CT

September 8, 2010
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On Monday morning I awoke to the official end of summer curled up in a cozy twin bed in CK’s grandparent’s house in Niantic, Connecticut. The air in the bedroom was crisp and cool and I was starving. A hearty breakfast immediately became my number one priority of the day. So like any good iPhone […]

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