May 2009

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Pecan Crunch Cookies

by on May 31, 2009 · 9 comments

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Today’s recipe is for Pecan Crunch Cookies from Recipezaar. It didn’t have a rating, but I knew it would be good because it’s a spin-off of an old Bake-Off recipe called Texan-Sized Almond Crunch Cookies. Plus, the intro said the pecan version won a prize in a contest held by the local newspaper. Recipe is […]

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Published on May 31, 2009
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Happy National Macaroon Day!

by on May 31, 2009 · 8 comments

Apparently today is National Macaroon Day.  Happy National Macaroon Day!  I wanted to be in the mood for them, but wasn’t so I made something else.  But if you are up for some macaroons, here are two of my favorite recipes. Both are for the big, chewy-style macaroons as opposed to the pretty, delicate French sandwich […]

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Published on May 31, 2009
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S’mores Cupcakes

by on May 30, 2009 · 12 comments

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I try to post recipes that don’t require lots of equipment, but today’s is an exception. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever posted anything that required so much gear — in this case, food processor, a stand mixer, a candy thermometer, and a torch. And frankly, the torch was the whole …

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Published on May 30, 2009
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Thin Chocolate Chip Cookie

Joanne’s Welcome Home party is tonight and I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully, I’ll have some pictures for you tomorrow. For now, this is all I’ve got… Normally when we have these street parties people bring potluck dishes, but tonight it’s catered and all I’m taking is wine. So today’s recipe was something I […]

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Published on May 30, 2009
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Another Good Bran Muffin

by on May 29, 2009 · 12 comments

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This afternoon I found a stash of unprocessed wheat bran in the freezer, and since I haven’t made any in a while, I used it in some bran muffins. My favorite bran muffin recipe is probably this one from Epicurious, but this one’s good too. It’s adapted from Joy of Baking. Below is a …

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Published on May 29, 2009
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Before we lwent to L.A., I asked friends for bakery recommendations. Two trusted sources said Susie Cakes in Brentwood and another mentioned Crumbs in Beverly Hills. The third recommendation was Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica. We tried to go to all three. On Sunday we cruised through Brentwood, but Susie Cakes was closed. Sunday […]

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Published on May 29, 2009
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Cute cookie from Erin Bolger via The Toronto Star — Erin’s Go-To Cookie Chicago Tribune answers a recipe request for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Some little kids in Detroit make “Grab and Go” Breakfast Cookies. Voortman is selling Omega 3 cookies with 700 mg ala Omega 3 per cookie. I bought some yesterday at Sun […]

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Published on May 29, 2009
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A few days ago I posted a picture of a cookie I bought from Urth Caffe in Los Angeles. The wrapper reeled me in – “wheat free, dairy free, egg free, guilt free!” It sounded pretty horrible, really. But it was delicious! Part of why it was so good was the barley flour which to […]

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Published on May 28, 2009