December 2011

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Chocolate Bourbon Cake

by on December 31, 2011 · 4 comments

Chocolate Bourbon Cake

My New Year’s resolution was to drink more wine. Goal accomplished! So this year’s is to make more cakes, and to get started, I used a recipe from XO Jane. They don’t have a recipe section (yet), but a creative baker named Marianne took took a whiskey cake recipe from the New …


Published on December 31, 2011
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Favorite Layer Cake Recipes

by on December 30, 2011 · 19 comments

Slice of Cake

Will 2012 be the year for layer cakes? I don’t know, but I’d happily embrace that trend if it were to catch on. So let’s hope for a year of exciting and/or really good cake recipes. Until then, here’s a round-up of my favorites. For chocolate cake, here are 9 favorites plus the …


Published on December 30, 2011
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Honey Orange Scones

Fuzz and I made these in an attempt to use up some oranges we bought earlier in the week.  And while we typically don’t love orange flavor in bread nor honey flavor in large amounts, the two flavors balanced each other out and tasted great.  What was really special was the texture.  Unlike heavy, biscuit-like […]


Published on December 29, 2011
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Momofuku Milk Bar Confetti Cookies

by on December 27, 2011 · 24 comments

Confetti Cookies

Fuzz and her friends love cake mix based confetti cookies, so I was really happy to see a scratch version in my newly acquired Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. If you don’t have the book, you can grab the Confetti Cookie recipe off Serious Eats. And if you’re still on the fence about getting the book, […]


Published on December 27, 2011
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rosemary chicken

Every once in a while I like to post an entrée just to prove I do eat something besides sweets, so here’s a chicken dish which you may find useful if you’re in a hurry. It’s really easy and it pairs well with red wine or white. You can give it a rosemary theme or […]


Published on December 25, 2011
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New York Cheesecake

by on December 24, 2011 · 11 comments


If you haven’t perfected classic New York style cheesecake, here’s a recipe worth trying in the new year. I’ve made it twice in the past two weeks and think it might be our new go-to cheesecake. Or at least I hope. I need to stop hopping from one cheesecake recipe to another. This one is […]


Published on December 24, 2011
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Chocolate Chips, Starters and Boxes

by on December 22, 2011 · 5 comments

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m quite happy with the 1001 Cookie Starter Mix. Just look at these chocolate chips cookies. These were made with the homemade mix I told you about yesterday (congratulations to Mary, btw, for winning the giveaway). It makes baking multiple types of cookies more convenient, plus it also makes a great gift.   For the little […]


Published on December 22, 2011
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Small Batch Gluten Free Brownies

by on December 20, 2011 · 0 comments

I should probably be baking Christmas cookies today, but I felt like brownies and wanted to try a quick trick someone pointed out on one of my old brownie recipes. That is, to make this particular recipe gluten free, all you need is to use a little rice flour and tapioca flour in place of […]


Published on December 20, 2011