Sunday, December 30, 2007

Snickerdoodles

Even in today's world of easy and inexpensive communication, it's difficult to really show how much you love someone. Some people e...

Friday, December 28, 2007

Pumpkin Muffin

I go through cooking phases. The most recent one being cookies of course, but a while back I went through a muffin phase. I would bake a ...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Yule Log

It's a marshmallow world in the winter, When the snow comes to cover the ground, It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream da...

Saturday, December 22, 2007

God Bless Us, Every One

Dorie Greenspan, why are you so awesome? Why must you be an amazing baker and great food writer and have one of those fantastic names that ...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Have a Freakin' Adorable Christmas!

The best holiday cookie tins have a terrific balance of flavors and types of cookies. Like a classic, simple shortbread or sugar cookie , de...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pate and Cornichon Sandwich

Back when Steven and I were both at the UW, we would frequent a little French bakery a few minutes from campus. Le Fournil not only had de...

Holiday Moderation 101

I am an "everything in moderation type" of person when it comes to the joy of eating, especially during the holidays. I am sort of...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Better Than Sugar Plums

What have I done, leaving you with no new recipes for nearly two weeks in the height of holiday baking season?! Well, we've begun settl...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Day 12: Butterfinger Chocolate Chip Cookie

I hope you guys aren't sick of cookies by now but here we are, the twelfth cookie ! The recipe is a day late because I didn't have ...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Day 12: Ingredients MIA

Hi! I hope everyone is enjoying the 12 Days of Cookies so far. I had a really great cookie planned for today but I totally forgot to buy t...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Day 11: Gingerbread

With only two recipes to go, I opted for a very classic Christmas cookie. I don't have any Christmasy cookie cutters but I do have an a...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Day 10: Flaky Black Sesame Cookie

We're nearing the end of the 12 Days of Cookies and I wanted to make a Chinese cookie. The problem is that there aren't many classi...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Day 9: Brown Sugar Cookie

Sugar cookies are a ubiquitous part of the holiday cookie platter. Though fun to decorate, they are often bland and not very fun to eat. I&#...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Day 8: Orange Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti always struck me as a very sophisticated, grown-up cookie, also one that would be difficult to make at home. Little did I know tha...

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Day 7: Alfajores

Okay let's brush those sbrisolona crumbs off the sides of our mouth and hop on a plane from Italy to Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador,...

Beef Fried Rice

I found this recipe in a Chinese cookbook. I changed the recipe a little because I did not use minced beef, instead, I thinly sliced it aga...

Friday, December 7, 2007

Day 6: Torta Sbrisolona

Torta sbrisolona, which literally means crumbly cake, is more like a big cookie. It is a speciality of the city of Mantua/Mantova from the L...

How to Blanch Almonds

Turning raw almonds into blanched almonds is easy peasy. Blanching Almonds Boil some water (saucepan, kettle, microwave, etc.), enough to co...