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Chocolate and Raspberry Layer Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream: A Birthdayween Celebration

A baking update! The first one, I believe and for good reason. My roommate’s birthday is on the 29th and our friend’s is on the 30th. This means that every year they have a joint Birthdayween party because what is … Continue reading

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Homemade Grenadine

I understand why Persephone ate that handful of seeds while in the Underworld. Rich garnet explosions encased in hidden caverns, tart and sweet–totally worth half a year in the Underworld. It’s always seemed to me a mysterious fruit, one that … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness: Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

As everyone on earth was made aware, NYC almost got hit with a hurricane! Thankfully, Irene was downgraded to a Tropical storm as it hit the city and we didn’t sustain much damage in my area of town. Parts of … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza: Chicken Liver and Shallot Terrine

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, as I’m sure you can tell. This summer has been…weird. Not that I haven’t been cooking, but not much really. But it looks like my life is returning to something resembling normal … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza: We’re Smokin’

Yeah, you read right.  This month’s challenge was smoking. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous when the challenge was first announced, because I was. Smoking + apartment did not sound like a friendly match to me. I … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Challenge: Corned Beef

It’s Meat Day again! The most frabjous day of the month! Ok, so it’s a day late, but I’m smack in the middle of writing my Master’s thesis so I’m allowing for a bit of leeway.  Corned Beef is seen … Continue reading

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Happy Half-Tau (π) Day Chocolate Pudding Pie

Most people know today as  ‘pi’ day, celebrated by baking pies.  3.14(and so on) turned into 3-14 (March 14)– clever, right? I’m all about nerdy holidays that involve baked goods. However (and it’s about to get real geeky right here) … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pickles

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was pickling or brining. While this is not charcuterie, it is brining, so I made these along with the corned beef that is currently brining in the fridge. Bread and Butter pickles are sweet. Different than … Continue reading

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New Orleans Mardi Gras King Cake

Some of you out there might know that this Tuesday (tomorrow!) is Mardi Gras. Which makes today Lundi Gras, which I’m pretty positive isn’t a holiday for anyone who lives outside of New Orleans. As some of you out there … Continue reading

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Sunday “Everybody in” Fritatta

Growing up, the weekends were for eggs and bacon and toast breakfasts. As we got older and we all slept in until different times, my mom started making frittatas because they were great right out of the oven and they … Continue reading

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