entertaining

Holiday Party Cookies

December 4, 2008
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Tonight I baked three different kinds of cookies for our departmental holiday party. I don’t recall ever making that many cookies at once. It actually ended up being sort of a zen-like kitchen experience. Dough was prepared in the KitchenAid. Dough was placed in the refrigerator to chill. Mixing bowl was washed. Next dough was […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: The Keep It Simple Duo

December 3, 2008
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Congratulations Erin! You were “lucky number” 2. You’ll be receiving the “Good Life Duo” that includes Fresh From the Farmer’s Market: Year Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop and The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread: Cakes, Cookies, Bars, Pastries and More from New York City’s Favorite Bakery in the mail shortly. Thank you […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: The Pink and Cheesy Party Duo

November 21, 2008
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Over the next few weeks I’ll be giving away 5 sets of brand new cookbooks, direct from the Erin Cooks bookshelf, that I’ve grouped into cute themes. Don’t worry I’ll dust them off before I send them out to the lucky winners. You never know when these giveaways will pop up online so it might […]

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XOXO Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

July 24, 2008

For the record I have been so incredibly impressed with all of the Tovolo products I’ve been using over the last few weeks. The molds I used for Popsicle Week were all distributed by Tovolo and the ice cream sandwich molds I tested for this post were no exception. With the assistance of these cute […]

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Erin Cooks the Internet: January 31, 2008

January 31, 2008

As the week draws to a close (thank God!) and thoughts turn to the fabulousness that is the Super Bowl (go Pats!) I bet you’re starting to wonder what the heck you’re going to serve the rowdy crowd of male friends and Tom Brady ogling girlfriends who plan to congregate around your TV on the […]

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Tomato and Zucchini Quiche

January 3, 2008

I have an obsession with quiche. I seem to be on a never ending quest to find the perfect recipe. This is of course complicated by the fact that I make really terrible pie crust. I’m learning to accept that I may never perfect the art of rolled pastry dough and therefore I stock up […]

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Pretty Pretty Pineapple Centerpieces

December 15, 2007

When Chris and I spent Thanksgiving in Connecticut with his family this year I went completely gaga over his Aunt Kara’s Pineapple centerpieces and vowed to recreate them for the holiday party. You’ll need: A sharp knife Tea lights Asiago cheese (Per Hänni’s directive) to pair with all of that leftover pineapple you’ll be scooping […]

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The Pistachio Fudge Fiasco

December 14, 2007

Just a moment ago I was looking up the recipe for Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Pistachio Fudge online and I came across the actual clip of her making it on YouTube. So I sat through it thoroughly enjoying Nigella in all her glory of shiny black curls and smoldering looks when it dawned on me that […]

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