[19 Jul 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Savory Corn Waffles with Spicy Maple Butter Sauce

This recipe came out so amazingly good the first time through that we were practically licking our plates

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[19 Jul 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Savory Corn Waffles with Spicy Maple Butter Sauce

This recipe came out so amazingly good the first time through that we were practically licking our plates

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[20 Jun 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Brooklyn Blackout Cakelets

It’s time once again for a Slice of Cake (aka The Cake Slice monthly baker’s group)!  This month’s cake is the Brooklyn Blackout Cake, which is a cake that was once made by now-defunct Ebinger’s Bakery, but which lives on in Brooklyn’s fondest memories.  Apparently, lots of people have attempted to recreate the cake, with varying levels of success.    This recipe comes from Tish Boyle’s The Cake Book and is her version of this three-layer devil’s food cake, filled with creamy chocolate pudding, and topped with chocolate frosting and …

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[24 May 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
Salted Rumpsteak and Roasted Potatoes with Chimchurri Sauce

In an effort to improve my photography, I am participating in the Donna Hay Styling & Photography Challenge 2012, hosted by Simone at JungleFrog Cooking. Simone is an incredible food photographer herself, and this is one way she helps the rest of us try to get better.
Each month, Simone selects a recipe from the Donna Hay magazine. Then, participants attempt to recreate the photo as closely as possible.
The Challenge
This month’s challenge gave us a choice of two images – Salted Rump Steak and Roasted Potatoes with Chimichurri Sauce (photos by …

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[20 Apr 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Pound Cake (Lightened)

Have I ever mentioned that I love cinnamon?
Oh, do I.  I love, love, love it!
So I was very happy to see that this cake was chosen to be April’s Cake Slice cake – the Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Pound Cake.  NOW we’re talkin’!
The Problem
As I’ve mentioned previously, however, we are working on getting healthier at my house. Learning to eat real, and at the same time trying to lose a little weight. That made this oh-so-tempting Cinnamon Swirl cake a bit of a problem. When confronted with a delicious cake like …

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[20 Mar 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Individual Warm Chocolate Cakes

This month’s Cake Slice baking group cake is a fun and easy one – Individual Warm Chocolate Cakes.
Compared to some of the others in the book (The Cake Book by Tish Boyle), this recipe is pretty quick and simple.  There are only 6 ingredients, all normal pantry and fridge items.    It really didn’t take much time at all to put the batter together, and it bakes up in only 10-15 minutes (your times may vary).
Interestingly, each baker found this cake a little different – for some, it was a molten …

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[20 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
“Cut-the-Crap” Whipped Topping

We’ve been trying to Get Real here at my house.  I think I’ve mentioned before that I have high blood pressure and that heart disease and stroke runs in my family.  Well, I’ve recently gotten re-motivated to make over our eating and health habits, this time for good!
You probably know that the conventional medical answer to high blood pressure is to eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet and if that doesn’t work, you take medications.  I tried the low-fat, low-cholesterol thing and even lost 35 pounds a few years ago, with …

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[23 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Banana Boston Cream Pie

This recipe will definitely be going into my keeper file – which is good, since I expect my boyfriend will be campaigning for it regularly.

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[20 Dec 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Buche de Noel – Two Ways

Contrary to what many people say, I found this cake to be pretty easy to make. Time-consuming, definitely. But hard? Not so much.

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[12 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
White Chocolate Toffee Bars (Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap)

White Chocolate Toffee Bars. These are easy to make, make a bunch, and can be easily customized with toppings of your choice.

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[28 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
2 Cyber-Monday Deals for your Xmas list

These are just a couple of items that jumped out to me as great deals on items I (or any cook) would love to have.