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 and Bacon Muffins

November 17, 2008

Pretty right? Too bad I didn’t try them before I made this great breakfast tray for CK and I to enjoy. While edible and flavorful my corn muffins with bacon and herbs came out rather dry. I have yet to find a cornbread or muffin recipe, which doesn’t include adding sour cream or creamed corn, […]

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Slamming Butternut Chilijack

August 13, 2008

All it does in Boston lately is rain every single day so this spicy and hearty recipe felt very fall and yet still appropriate when we made it. In his new cookbook, Food 2.0, the brilliant Charlie Ayers, former executive chef at Google, proclaimed that this dish was “slamming.” And oh how it lived up […]

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Popsicle Technical Difficulties

July 2, 2008

Contrary to popular belief not everything in my kitchen comes out camera ready. In fact, more often than I’d like to admit some dishes come out looking like this. A warning to you all: if the popsicle box instructions state that you should leave a half inch of room at the top of the mold […]

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Hissy Fit Inducing Ricotta-Lemon Pancakes

May 27, 2008

This dish is a perfect example of why everyone has urged and pleaded with us our whole lives to read through a recipe in its entirety before starting to recreate it.  It’s really not just something your mother says to wind you up or question your cooking abilities.  Case in point, these ricotta pancakes that […]

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches

October 17, 2007

When I originally saw these Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches aka Witch Hat Cookies on YumSugar I thought they were absolutely adorable. We’ve all made the peanut butter version before and I thought the reinvention of the recipe for Halloween was too cute for words. Unfortunately, while the cookies turned out picture perfect I had numerous problems with […]

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When Recipes Attack

June 19, 2007

This evening I made a homemade macaroni and cheese. I layered everything together, popped it in the oven and returned a phone call to a friend. Suddenly I heard a loud crash and then a splash. Horrified, I opened the oven door and found a gooey shattered mess. My glass baking dish had exploded! I […]

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The One Where I Tried to be Crafty

June 6, 2007

I am really terrible at crafts. Before we moved I had the bright idea to spray paint the lids of my glass jars pink to match my kitchen accessories. Needless to say it didn’t turn out well and I made quite a mess before I ended up throwing them out and now I’m forced to […]

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