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“Too much good stuff” should be the theme of today’s Bites, even thought I managed to narrow my list down from last week’s massive post. Food bloggers are clearly back in action after the New Year’s celebration and it looks like we have a good 2008 to look forward to – recipe-wise, at the very least. Food Beam has a great post up that guides you ... Read More »

Sneaky/Delicious cookbook lawsuit

sneaky or delicious

By now, you’ve probably heard something about the controversy between the cookbooks The Sneaky Chef and Deceptively Delicious, authored by Missy Chase Lapine and Jessica Seinfeld, respectively. If not, the short version of the story is that DD was released a few months after The Sneaky Chef to a huge amount of publicity (partially because Jessica is Jerry Seinfeld’s wife) and contained almost identical recipes ... Read More »

Frey Supreme Cinnamon & Blood Orange Chocolate, reviewed

Cinnamon & Blood Orange white chocolate

 Swiss chocolate maker Frey is known for some of their creative flavor combinations and overall great-tasting chocolate. I’ve always had good luck with the bars I’ve tried in the past, including the unusual Citron & Poivre (Lemon & Pepper). One of my favorites is actually the White Blueberry Chocolate, which is creamy (but not too sweet)_ white chocolate packed with blueberries. Encouraged by my previous success with ... Read More »

Bake-in-Pie Spatula

When I mentioned my new pie gate last week, commenter suzer pointed me over to another useful pie-baking accessory that I wasn’t really familiar with: the Bake-in-Pie Spatula. The spatula looks like a handle-less version of a regular pie spatula and is meant to be laid in the bottom of the pie dish before baking. Since the handle of the spatula extends over the edge of ... Read More »

Giant Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies - can't have too much milk

Those gigantic bakery-style chocolate chip cookies that are larger than your hand are always impressive. They promise the same buttery, sugary, chocolaty goodness of a small cookie, but in triplicate. Unfortunately, many of these cookies aren’t as good as the look, as the bakers/bakeries responsible figure that the fact that they can pack more chocolate chips into the cookie makes up for the fact that ... Read More »

The Joy of Vegan Baking

The Joy of Vegan Baking

“Vegan baking” is a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of quite a few bakers. Not my heart, of course, but some hearts. This is because successful baking often relies on the properties of butter, milk and eggs to produce a good result – and you can’t use any of these when baking vegan. This doesn’t mean that you can’t make wonderful baked goods ... Read More »

Favorites from 2007

2007 recipe collage

 I enjoyed every single recipe that I posted about this year, whether it was fun to make, fun to eat or – in the majority of cases – both. There were 151 new ones in total. But some were more popular than others, both with myself and with my testers. These are the recipes that I got multiple requests for from friends and family and ... Read More »

Mocha Tiramisu

tiramisu

Some desserts are classics and never get taken off the menu, year after year. Other desserts follow trends, going in and out of style and from being everywhere to nowhere in the blink of an eye. The classics get passed over for trendier desserts with regularity since many diners know that the classic will be good and can’t resist the novelty and the potential of ... Read More »

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