Erin Cooks the Internet: March 11, 2008

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Do any of you use Twitter? Because I love it and would like nothing more than to follow you. If you aren’t familiar with the Twitter phenomenon than please check out this fabulous video: Twitter in Plain English.

Engadget is reporting that HGTV and The Food Network will begin simulcasting in HD on March 31. Obviously this is great news for HD snobs like me (and probably you too). I hate that they only show reruns on the current Food Network HD Feed. Not that I don’t enjoy old Dave Lieberman episodes in high definition, but it would be nice if it mimicked the actual channel.

Kotaku has posted an early trailer for the upcoming Iron Chef America game that is being created for the Wii. Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine will be released this summer and will definitely include the voice talents of the “esteemed” chairman. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that Alton Brown will be included in some way as well.

Madeline discovered that Rachael Ray has released her own line of stocks. These cooking staples, cutely called “Stock-in-a-Box,” are available in both chicken and beef flavor.

Ned Batchelder made a rocking Doctor Who cake for his son Max’s 16th birthday. There are marshmallow Daleks and even a brownie K-9. So Ned, my birthday is in June…do I place my order with you now?

Hold the phone! Two of my favorite things, Nigella Lawson and Christmas, are being combined into one. Random House is scheduled to release “Nigella’s Christmas” in October. I think this year’s holiday party will definitely have to be an all Nigella affair.

Risa Green, author of the adorable book Notes from the Underbelly writes about a common problem that I’m sure a lot of moms have on a daily basis. How do you get your kid to eat something besides dessert? Risa apparently read some extremly helpful books and now she’s working on ways to “de-fetishize” sweets with her daughter. It sounds like she’s having good luck so far. Also, if you don’t already, than you should definitely be watching the ABC sitcom version of Notes from the Underbelly. Especially since it stars one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Westfeldt.

Top 5 Recipes I’m Dying to Try this Week (If food didn’t have calories etc…)
Lauren’s Lasagna Rolls with Three Mushrooms, Four Cheeses and Sage Bechamel at Burghilicious
Allen’s Blond(e) Ambition Cookies at Eating Out Loud
Ashley’s Earl Grey White Chocolate Chunk Muffins at Eat Me Delicious
Rachel’s Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cupcakes with Butterscotch Buttercream Frosting at Rachel’s Bite. Even though CK thinks Mayonnaise baked goods are “gross.”
Amy’s Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy at Nook & Pantry

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1 Lys March 11, 2008 at 12:29 pm

I am still getting used to Twitter 🙂 Thanks for posting the video. I’ll have to catch up on all this social media.

Nigella Christmas?? Interesting 😉 I adore all things Nigella! Truly is one of my favorite chefs.


2 rachel March 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I love Jennifer Westfeldt too! And Doctor Who, although I really don’t care for David Tennant.


3 Erin March 11, 2008 at 3:37 pm

My mom has a great recipe for a Mayonnaise Cake, and the first time he had some he had about 5 pieces. Later, he heard my mom call it “The Mayonnaise Cake” and he about barfed … because he ABHORS mayonnaise. LOL.


4 Ashley March 11, 2008 at 10:32 pm

Aw I’m honored that my muffins made the list. 🙂


5 Abbey March 11, 2008 at 11:20 pm

I almost just screeched out loud…Nigella and Christmas?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!

Sweet Mystery of Life at Last I’ve found you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I am loving the list of your fave recipes for the week. Is this a new thing? I feel like I haven’t been over here in ages…What is wrong with me? : )

But I’m back!


6 Donald March 12, 2008 at 8:45 am

Never even heard of Twitter.

Aren’t the Paula’s Party and Good Eat’s new HD programs?


7 Laura March 12, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Yes, D.C. now has Georgetown Cupcake. It’s delicious and better than Magnolia’s in NYC, in my opinion. I know Boston has some good cupcake places, too. The bubblegum was good, but not much different than the regular cream cheese vanilla frosting. The cute decorations on top are so tasty, too!


8 Cze-Johnson Carrie March 12, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I’d be curious about the Wii game. got the cooking mama one and was a little disappointed.

ps.. I do love your site, but it has been KILLING me as I gave up sweets and meat for lent. I’ve got a back-log of your recipes I can’t wait to make after easter. ok.. that being said.. I’m back to quietly drooling over here.


9 michelle @ thursday night smackdown March 13, 2008 at 10:36 am

i want to try those lasagna rolls, too.

i find twitter strangely irksome as a concept, despite the fact that i spend obscene amounts of time online. go figure.


10 Allen March 13, 2008 at 12:26 pm

I made your list? I certainly hope you’re lowering your standards 🙂 Hope you’re having a fabulously Blonde week!


11 Rachel March 13, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Erin, you are hysterical! I’ve been following you on twitter for a while 🙂 I am a twitter junkie!

I too am psyched for the Wii Iron Chef game. Have you tried cooking mama yet – i haven’t. I’m waiting for Iron Chef.


12 geeky March 14, 2008 at 12:20 pm

That HD news about Food Network and HGTV just made my week! Thank you!


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