1-2-3-4 Cake with Chocolate Ermine Frosting

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The Beloved’s lovely boss emailed a few days ago asking if I would make a small birthday cake for one of their coworkers. I said “Sure! And worry not about paying. It’ll be fun.” Well, if you followed along yesterday, the baking wasn’t exactly fun. Some of it was the Opposite of Fun, but that’s […]

Food52sday Recipe Interpretation: Chipotle Chorizo Corn Chowder with Fried Corn and Avocado Salsa

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Wow, that’s a mouthful! And it really was. And a tummyful, too. A very happy tummyful. When I read the recipe inspiration, I knew I didn’t want to stick with the original. Not that the original didn’t sound good (we wouldn’t have picked it at all if it didn’t), it’s just that as I read […]

Guest Post at Cooking with Books: Rotini in Mornay Sauce with Tuna and Peas

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I have occasionally had the honor of writing a guest post for a fellow bloggy friend. It’s an honor because they wouldn’t ask if they didn’t think I could do a good job. So yay! Also, I’m being asked to babysit someone’s cyber-baby, and I don’t take that responsibility lightly.  I want the host blogger’s […]

Puff Pastry Projects: Rustic Fruit Strips

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This whole thing started when I read this post by Stacy from Food Lust People Love. On Saturday, I posted a picture of a Thing that I called a “Rustic Fruit Strip” that I’d made for dessert when our friends were in town for the big College Move-In.  The photo got Quite the Response, and […]

Sunday Suppers (Monday Morning Edition): General Faux’s Chicken

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June 26, 1994 around 11pm, I called my best friend Julie to see how she was doing after giving birth to her first child, Shellie.  Much to my surprise, she answered the phone sounding chipper and wide awake and told us to come meet the new Wee one.  So, I called our other friend Nadine, […]

Food52sday Recipe Inspiration Post (Thursday Edition): Summer Corn Chowder

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So what’s Food52sday anyway, and can I play too? (Yes, you can. Please do)! Since I have been Slack-Slack-Slack in getting the Food52sday post up this week (bad me), I’ll be taking next week off to give myself and anyone else who might want to try their hand at a Recipe Interpretation a chance to […]

Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread Smackdown

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Nutella has been around for a very long time. The Ferrero folks have been selling it since 1964, so that means that I have never lived in a world without Nutella. It is some seriously good stuff. Like eat-it-off-a-ladle-in-the-bathtub good. Anyway, since it is So Very Good, it is no surprise that other folks wanted […]