Category Archives: Cooking

Five golden days — and three cookies!

The weekends are always my most productive baking time and today was no exception. In fact, I might even bake some more this evening after dinner, just to get a little further ahead. Strawberry Milk Chipsters I first discovered these … Continue reading

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On the fourth day, I created…

…oatmeal raisin cookies and Italian Pizzelles! That’s right, more cookies!!!! Tonight’s cookies had to be baked in and around client calls that always seemed to come at the moment when they wee put on the iron or in the oven. … Continue reading

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On the 3rd day of cookies my oven brought to me…

…Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats! Since I make so many cookies and other treats at this time of year, I have developed a few ways of making it easier on myself. One way is to make … Continue reading

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M&M Cookies

Tonight’s cookie batch was, for me, very traditional M&M Cookies. I have always loved these cookies, but when the company introduced the M&M Mini, all their recipes switched over to using them. The problem is… M&Ms are made with milk … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peanut Butter fudge

I love peanuts and peanut butter, so it only makes sense I would love to use them in my holiday cookies and candies. It’s even better when the recipe is as easy as this one, originally from Alton Brown’s Good … Continue reading

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Pandoro for Christmas/Pandoro per Natale

A few years ago I found a reliable source for these Pandoro cakes here in Los Angeles. Claro’s Italian Markets, with 6 stores in the LA area (Locations) always has a great selection. Since we usually spend our Thanksgiving at … Continue reading

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Event: Brewing Demo in Eagle Rock

I won’t be able to make it to this event, but I will certainly keep a watch on when they do it again. — Douglas Homebrew demo: This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., learn how to make your … Continue reading

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Food: Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

I have been using another, similar recipe for a while now, but wanted a recipe that allowed me to make it larger volumes. I will probably tweak this recipe to add back anything missing from my current one, now that … Continue reading

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Cute cookie idea I found on Pinterest – reindeer cookies

I found these cute reindeer cookies while browsing Pinterest.com today. Very cool! Source: buddingbaketress.blogspot.com via Jen on Pinterest         Related Posts: Check out my Los Angeles Board on Pinterest and more! Elsewhere: Food: Chai-spiced Pumpkin Kiss Cookie … Continue reading

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Video: Unboxing the new KitchenAid Mixer I won at Techmunch

As a tech geek/food geek, what better thing to do than create an unboxing video for the amazing KitchenAid mixer I won at the Techmunch Food Blogger Conference. Big thanks to Bakespace.com and KitchenAid for providing the opportunity to win such … Continue reading

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Food: Pancakes!

I have never been much of a pancake fan before, but lately I have been having cravings for them. I like my pancakes light and fluffy, so I went looking for a recipe with just those qualities. I found one … Continue reading

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Three different events this week — 2 career-oriented and one new media

Hello all! This is a busy week for me — surprisingly busy for December and you can join me at 3 different events. Two are focused on your career and one on blogging and New Media. Here is the info … Continue reading

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Food: Making Gnocchi

We were invited over to cook in our friends newly remodeled kitchen last night, so I decided to make my favorite “pasta” dish, Gnocchi alla Ciociaria. I found this recipe year’s ago as part of Mario Batali’s Molto Mario show on … Continue reading

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Photos: Cranberry Scones and Maple Liqueur with recipes

Taking a holiday Saturday to do a bunch of things around the house. Today we made Maple Oat Cranberry scones and I took a few minutes to start a small batch of maple liqueur. These scones are fairly easy to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading… Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon

You don’t have to be a proponent of survivalist training to understand the joys of preserving what food you are giving so you can enjoy it later, usually when the food would not be available otherwise. Jam It, Pickle It, … Continue reading

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