baking

An Erin Cooks Contest: The Pillsbury Duo

December 10, 2008
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Congratulations S. Sommerville! You were “lucky number” 45. You’ll be receiving the “Keep it Simple Duo” that includes The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever and Entertaining Simple in the mail shortly. Thank you to everyone for participating! Your next opportunity to win is outlined below. Some of my first cooking and cookbook memories involve those little glossy Pillsbury […]

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Gingersnaps

October 17, 2008

In college I worked at a video store and had to wear this really ugly red polo shirt that proudly declared me an employee of the Movie Gallery. An awful screener tape of movie previews would come in once a month from corporate and we were forced to play it over and over throughout our […]

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Amish Friendship Bread

September 24, 2008

A few weeks ago Sarah, of Sweets by Sarah, posted about making Amish Friendship Bread. I’d never heard of this cinnamon baked good before. In all honestly I was also a bit dubious about the chain letter aspect of the baking experiment, not to mention the frequent directive to “mash the bag” of starter mix […]

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An ErinCooks Contest: Win The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook!

June 10, 2008

Update: The contest is now closed and we have a winner! Who could possibly pass up the chance to immerse themselves in a veritable sea of chocolate chip recipes? If you thought the Melting Moments looked heavenly just wait until thursday. In the meatime, I’m giving you the chance to win a copy of Elinor […]

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Brown Sugar Shamrock Shortbread Cookies

March 8, 2008

During the holidays my uncle’s girlfriend makes these amazing brown sugar shortbread cookies that she rolls out and ices. Unfortunately, she wont give me the recipe. I have searched all over the place for a recipe that tastes like her cookies and I’ve never been able to find one. Perhaps this public plea will make […]

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Coconut Sandwich Cookies

February 24, 2008

Coconut made quite a few guest appearances in my childhood. In 2nd grade, my teacher brought in a coconut, a hammer, and a nail and proceeded to mercilessly beat on the poor things shell until it cracked open. Let me tell you, that was quite a lesson. By the time it was finally opened we […]

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Best Ever Banana Cake

February 2, 2008

When I was a kid I would get so excited if the bunch of bananas my mother brought home from the grocery store had a Chiquita Banana sticker. I’d quickly pluck it off the fruit and pat it proudly onto my shirt. Unfortunately these days my bananas always tend to go bad. Even so, I […]

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Chocolate Chip, Toasted Pecan, Coconut Cookies

January 22, 2008

I picked up Amanda Hesser’s book Cooking for Mr. Latte after the holidays at the Harvard Book Store. I honestly had no idea who she was. In reality I thought that it was a new book since it was marked as a staff pick. Later in the evening Google revealed the truth to me. It […]

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