Monthly Archives: January 2013

Testing Shepherd’s Pie from Cook’s Illustrated

My sister Tina, my BFF Grace and I exchange Christmas lists sometime in November; this year, I asked for a subscription to Cook’s IllustratedContinue reading

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Soup Series A: Crockpot Recipe #1 – Beef Minestrone

I’m going to do two soup series over the next week or so (depending on the success of each recipe); the first is a trio of slow-cooker recipes I found online.  Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Hot Pot

I’ve been recently following a food blogger in the UK– well I assume she’s from the UK from her cooking directions and ingredient names– and decided to make one of her recipes.  It’s called a Mediterranean Fish Hot Pot.  Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Freezer… Et Voila Chocolate Babka Bread Pudding!

I inventoried our basement freezer this weekend and way back on the top shelf where I keep bread products, I found a loaf of chocolate babka.  Not any chocolate babka, but babka from Zabar’s in NYC.  Continue reading

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Taste and Convenience Test: High-end vs. Low-end Chocolate Mousse

Grace emailed me a few weeks ago that she made blender chocolate mousse that required no cooking.  Yet it was made with eggs.  Hmm.  Continue reading

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The Egg: Part 3 of 3…And An Upcoming Series

Since I’ve introduced two savory egg dishes, I’m compelled to do a dessert.   I am, after all, a sweet over savory foodie.  My third egg recipe is another classic– this time from France.  Continue reading

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