Category Archives: Foodies and Chefs

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Carrot cake is one of those dishes that can either be very good or very bad. The bad ones tens to go overboard with ingredients and put everything and the kitchen sink onto a cake. Eating SF took a simpler approach and emphasized the spices in a Carrot and Cardamom Cake. Cardamom is a great match for carrot because it’s citrusy, spicy flavor brings out ... Read More »

BlogHer Food recap!

This past Saturday, I headed up to San Francisco for the 2009 BlogHer Food conference. It’s the first of what I think will be an annual conference series from BlogHer and was aimed at food bloggers. All of the breakout sessions of the conference covered topics that would be of interest to people who write recipes, review products and just like to write about food ... Read More »

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Turnovers are little pies that are made without all the fuss of a crust – especially when they use ready-made puff pastry dough. Pro Bono Baker‘s Apple, Honey and Thyme Turnovers start with a cooked apple filling that is placed in puff pastry pockets and baked. The filling is a little bit more unusual than a standard apple pie filling, as they tend to include ... Read More »

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When it comes to candy, turtles are usually a combination of pecans, caramel and chocolate. Bake List really improves on the basic recipe with Brown Butter Turtle Bars with Macadamia Nuts. These bars, inspired by a bakery in NYC, include both pecans and macadamia nuts in a rich caramel sauce. The sauce is sandwiched between layers of chocolate and graham cracker cookie. Better than a ... Read More »

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I have heard of a mock apple pie that uses saltine crackers in place of apples, relying on clever spicing to conceal the fact that there is no fruit inside. I haven’t heard of many other mock apple desserts, so I was surprised to see that Kara’s Kitchen Creations‘s Zucchini Cobbler was described as a mock apple crisp and not as a savory dish. The ... Read More »

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Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet Decadence Cookies have very little butter in them and your first thought, in looking at the recipe, might be that they are low in fat. On the contrary, these cookies more than make up for their lack of butter with a ton of melted chocolate that makes the cookies gooey and decadent. Lemonpi‘s variation on the original is gluten-free and uses just ... Read More »

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You can find a chocolate fix in a batch of the Chocolate Toffee Cookies that Sugar Cooking baked up this week. They’re almost brownies, in cookie form, with very little flour and lots of melted chocolate in the dough. Toffee bits and walnuts break up the intensity of the chocolate a bit, and add a little extra texture to the cookies. The dough for these ... Read More »

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No Special Effects‘ Dulce De Leche Flan is described as being a dessert for dessert lovers. It is very sweet and very rich, made with lots of homemade dulce de leche. This recipe takes a bit of patience, since the milk caramel itself takes several hours to make and the egg yolk-rich flan takes another couple of hours to bake. Patience pays off with this ... Read More »

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