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Chocolate-Chunk Caramel Cookies

Could these be the best cookies ever? Possibly. They were very, very popular. Very popular. Actually, there was nothing surprising about these cookies. They were just very tasty. Not earth shattering, but they had a quality that made you reach for a second right after you finished the first. They also left a pleasant caramel-y aftertaste behind. I baked them as a graduation gift for ... Read More »

Announcing SHF# 10: Oh Honey, You Shouldn’t Have!

“The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey….and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.” Winnie the Pooh in A.A. Milne’s ‘The House at Pooh Corner’ Sugar High Friday is a monthly blogging event created by none other than The Domestic Goddess, Jennifer, a few months back. It is my absolute honor to be ... Read More »

How to Beat Egg Whites

Egg whites, beaten

I have decided that we need to talk about egg whites. Their chief purpose, in baking, is to lend structure to baked goods. They also add liquid to a recipe, but I’m not going to deal with that right now. Because of the unique properties of egg whites, they alone can be used to leaven things like cakes without the aid of yeast or chemical ... Read More »

Blogging By Mail Reminder

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Blogging By Mail. After tomorrow, I’ll send out addresses and any special requests (e.g. if there are any allergies to contend with). If you want to join, just e-mail me with “Blogging By Mail” in the subject line! Read More »

Perfect Angel Food Cake

Perfect Angel Food Cake

It was pointed out in this article, that when Cooks Illustrated standards diverge from your own, you can end up being a bit disappointed with their recipes. I have found this to be a true assessment on several occasions, though the recipes themselves are excellent. There are some types of food where the likelihood of this happening is very low. Cakes are a good example ... Read More »

The Reluctant Vegan

In a bout of shamless self promotion, check out my article on Saucy today. The Reluctant Vegan is the name of the series I’m going to be working on. I’d explain the concept here, too, but the article itself is an introduction. The photo above is for the Apple Pistachio Spice cake I give the recipe for. I just love this cake – I think ... Read More »

Sourdough Crumpets

If you keep a sourdough starter, like I do, you know that you have to throw out a bit every time you feed it – unless you bake a loaf every day. Usually I’ll just bite the bullet and toss the unfed starter, but sometimes I’ll try and do something with it. King Arthur has some great recipes, including one for making Sourdough Crumpets with ... Read More »

Hard Cooked Egg Cookies

I was flipping an old Joy of Cooking (1946 edition – and note that they don’t appear in more current additions) when I spotted Hard Cooked Egg Cookies. My first thought was that they were cookies that would have a dollop of curd or something in the center to resemble hard boiled eggs. They actually involve putting hard boiled eggs through a ricer and into ... Read More »

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