Posted in October 2008

TWD: Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

Many thanks to Clara from iheartfood4thought, who selected Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes from Dorie Greenspan’s book this week, for giving me the excuse to make these. I’m not the biggest chocoholic – if I had a dessert menu in front of me, I’m more likely to go for something apple-vanilla-toffee-cinnamonish before the seriously chocolate stuff. But every now … Continue reading

Teeny Weeny Zucchini Breads

One of my favorite games – at any time of the day – is “Know what I want right now?” I play often…I see loads of beautiful, delicious looking food on other food blogs and decide (for the moment) that I can’t possibly live another minute without one of THOSE. Whatever it is. Surprisingly, I … Continue reading

TWD: Pumpkin Muffins

The saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” There should be a similar one that says, “When life gives you pumpkins, make pumpkin muffins…or, pumpkin ANYthing for that matter!” I love the fall – all the flavors, the spices, the colors, the weather, the smell – all of it. It’s probably my favorite … Continue reading

My New Pan (and some food art)

I have too many baking pans. There it is, I said it. Square and fluted and mini and for heavens sake, I even have a muffin top pan. But I love them ALL. Fall is a particularly rough time of year, as it seems that every company and every store comes out with specialty bakeware. This … Continue reading

TWD: Lenox Almond Biscotti

I’ve always liked making biscotti. I think it has something to do with the process – baking, cooling, slicing evenly with the serrated knife – it all feels very precise. Not to mention that I actually like the end product too, and the endless variations and ways to play up the recipe. So I was … Continue reading

What to do with ground chicken

After a potluck/cooking competition at work, and some very delicious Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, we ended up with two 1- lb. containers of ground chicken that have been hiding in the freezer. Technically, you can probably replace ground turkey with ground chicken in just about any recipe, but I just wasn’t feeling terribly inspired by … Continue reading

TWD: Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake

Ah yes, time for debates once again. This time I was ahead of the game! I actually made this week’s delectible Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake, selected by Tammy from Wee Treats by Tammy, last night. And I even had a guest over for taste testing! Reviews were pretty positive – to me, it tasted like one … Continue reading

Mini Cinnis – Take 1

I’m always looking for extra delicious yet fairly quick and easy recipes to whip up if I’m in a crunch. I got up early on Saturday to head to harvest Cab Franc grapes (that will be turned in to what will likely be a fabulous Rose) at Marterella Vineyards in Warrenton, VA. They have a great … Continue reading

Fruit of the Month Club: Nectarines!

Ah, yet another excuse to bake. My roommate was given a gift of the Harry and David Fruit of the Month Club. Where I can (and will) certainly contribute to finishing that fruit in its freshest form (I’ve almost never met a fruit I don’t love), she thought it more appropriate that I instead contribute … Continue reading

TWD: Creme Brulee

I should start off by saying that I’ve never been a big fan of creme brulee – I tend to stray from custardy type desserts (technically, it’s the only kind I stray from), so I had mixed feelings when I saw this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, selected by Mari at Mevrouw Cupcake. But what … Continue reading