holidays

Twas the Day After Christmas

December 26, 2007

Twas the day after Christmas and the elves are exhausted but Erin and CK can’t wait to get started! For kitchen gadgets galore were bestowed on their heads and there are more brownies, and pastas, and people to be fed. Santa was definitely kind to “Erin Cooks” this year (I think it was the cookies). […]

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Christmas Fettuccine

December 24, 2007

There’s a brief scene in the movie The Holiday where Kate Winslet decides to cheer up Jack Black by making him Christmas Fettuccine (start around 3:20 on the video above). So if it’s good enough for Kate Winslet, it’s good enough for me. I attempted searching around a little bit to see if this was […]

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Mummy’s Microwave Peanut Brittle

December 21, 2007
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We have evil “Shovel Men” at our apartment. They are in league with the “Crack of Dawn” commuters. Ever since it started snowing in Boston our apartment complex hired a team of men to keep the walkways, courtyard, and driveways clear. I truly do appreciate their dedication. What I don’t appreciate is that they have […]

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All Aboard The Jolly Express Gingerbread Train!

December 17, 2007

I’ve had the Avon Jolly Express cookie cutter set since 1992. When I first used the kit (way back when I was 12 years old) it came with prepackaged gingerbread mix and icing. Pretty revolting stuff, but you better believe I made that train and then ate the whole thing while watching Home Alone on […]

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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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An Erin Cooks Christmas: Day 2 – Christmas in a Glass

December 5, 2007

Even Scrooge himself wouldn’t pass up this festive cocktail!

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Erin Cooks The Internet: November 28, 2007

November 28, 2007

Disappointingly I’ve only managed to purchase two gifts for family members so far this holiday season and they were gift cards. Each day I spend quite a bit of time frantically searching online for ideas, (mainly via lots of link sharing with Anna on Google Reader) and I’ve found quite a few gifts that would […]

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