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Red Raspberries

November 23, 2009
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I’m feeling a little nostalgic this evening after arriving home to find a very sweet Thanksgiving card from my grandmother. I wont be with her for this holiday but I will see her in a few weeks at Christmas time. This means I’ll miss her annual roasting of an enormous turkey in the wood cook […]

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Lemon-Poppyseed Sugar Cookies

September 17, 2009
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Inevitably when I go to the grocery store I buy both lemons and limes. They’re a staple (at least in my head) along with parsley, potatoes, and onions. Unfortunately the poor lemons seem to always get the short-end of the stick. While the limes find frequent homes in a sparkly glass of Hendricks Gin, lately […]

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Raised Doughnuts: Raising the Roof with Mom

December 29, 2008
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The weekend before Christmas I went home to Maine in order to spend an early holiday with my family. Sunday morning, after the presents had been opened and the Eggnog Milkshakes thoroughly enjoyed, my mom and I decided to make her drop-dead delicious Raised Doughnuts. This kitchen adventure was particularly special because my mom hasn’t […]

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Pretty Pink Christmas Trees

December 22, 2008
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I hope you didn’t actually think you could escape the holiday season without a pink cookie from me. These pink Christmas Tree sugar cookies are decorated with my traditional butter based frosting and sprinkled with a light dusting of delicate silver icing sugar. I’m not the only person in my family with a pink problem. […]

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Sugar Cookies for Santa

December 20, 2008
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How old does something have to be before it’s considered an antique? I suppose the cookie cutters I used to make these sugar cookie Santas and trees haven’t quite made the cut-off yet, but I calculate that they’re at least 23 years old, possibly more. With the exception that I used my own favorite recipe, […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest – A Field Guide to Cookies and Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies

October 2, 2008

Please note that this contest is now closed and we have a winner. Thank you for entering! It may only be October, but I believe I’ve found the perfect stocking stuffer for the upcoming holiday season. The pocket sized cookbook A Field Guide to Cookies by Anita Chu promises to assist you in learning how […]

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CK Cooks: Homemade Applesauce

August 7, 2008

One of the things Erin and I have enjoyed the most over the last few months has been the weekly deliveries from Boston Organics. Unfortunately, we found ourselves neglecting the occasional apple thrown in the bin with the rest of the delicious fruits and veggies. Of course, an apple here, and an apple there, and […]

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Little Erin Eats (Junk)

May 8, 2008

“Little Erin” as CK likes to refer to my pouty, adolescent, pigtailed self had quite a few interesting snacking habits.  When I was a kid I liked to make sneaky things that I wasn’t supposed to be eating.  Especially if I could utilize the microwave in the process.  Some of my more famous concoctions included […]

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