February 2009

Weekly roundup

Hi everybody, welcome to my weekly roundup where I highlight a few of the (mostly) brownie recipes I’ve stumbled across during the week. This week the brownies I found look amazing; I can’t wait to test out the recipes… Let’s get to it, shall we? – Cathy from Noble Pig brings us Katherine Hepburn brownies […]

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Lemon custard cakes

I bought a few Meyer lemons the other day with no purpose in mind except to try them (I know, I’m late to the party. But I’ve been swimming in chocolate ganache lately). So I started searching for a lemon recipe that spoke to me. I went through all of my cookbooks to no avail […]

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Cuppa-Joe Cupcakes

This is my second month of Iron Cupcake. The ingredient for February is coffee. I was so excited when this ingredient was announced. Ideas started buzzing in my head. I made sketches and jotted lots of notes about flavor combinations: Asian iced coffee, caramel macchiato, vanilla latte, and so on. I challenged myself not to […]

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An intoxicating idea: beer bread

The other day I was catching up on what other foodies had been up to lately and saw this post from Maggie at Dog Hill Kitchen: Beer Bread Experiments and some Bean Salad. Beer bread. Hmm. At first it just sounded interesting but I’d never had it before and the recipe looked super-easy so I […]

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Cocoa-nana breakfast of champions

Last night I decided to start baking around 11:45pm. I had been reading Baking: From My Home to Yours which was one of my birthday presents last week. Do you read cookbooks? I don’t read them cover-to-cover (usually) but I do enjoy meandering my way through a good cookbook (One of my favorite reads: The […]

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Catching up on Top Chef (and a Roundup)

What did I do before DVR? Oh, that’s right… I actually got stuff done. Ha. But now I can have a crazy week and come home on Friday night and catch up on the week: Biggest Loser, Top Chef, Grey’s Anatomy, and reruns of Good Eats and Barefoot Contessa. Maybe it would be cooler to […]

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spinach salad with warm pancetta dressing

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My stomach finally reached its capacity for cake consumption last night (it also helped that I ran out of birthday cake). And so, in an effort to bring some balance back to my diet, I decided to eat a little lighter today. D. and I had intended on trying to recreate the warm garlic and […]

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