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French Fridays with Dorie: Michel Rostang’s double chocolate mousse cake

Well there had to be a first, right? A first recipe for French Fridays with Dorie that didn’t work out quite as expected. I mean, it didn’t taste bad – in fact it tasted amazing. It just didn’t do what it was supposed to and didn’t look like it did in the book. Still, it […]

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Mexico: País de la monarca

Yes, yes, yes, I am getting to the Mexican food posts. Soon.  I’m actually looking at recreating some of the treats we enjoyed on our vacation, with a little help from CSN stores…  I am trying to decide on a product to review and much as I would like to order some props for my […]

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Tassimo T20 giveaway!

Coffee. It makes the world go round. It fuels the staffrooms of the world.  I know when our staffroom coffee machine is in for repairs, we are crankier than usual, especially having to drink “regular” percolator coffee.  So when the kind folks at Dan Klores Communications contacted me about a Tassimo T20 review and giveaway, […]

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Charcutepalooza: Duck prosciutto

Neil is no stranger to charcuterie, having been the bacon and pancetta maker when we participated in Michael Ruhlman’s BLT from scratch challenge back when ELTW was in its infancy.  I bought him Ruhlman’s book, Charcuterie, but to date, we’ve only ventured as far as that one challenge.  So when I saw my lovely friends […]

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International Incident Party: Hot Dogs

For this month’s International Incident Party, Penny chose hot dogs as the theme. Uh, ok then. I mean I love a good hot dog but after the Daring Cooks cassoulet and the Charcutepalooza prosciutto (coming soon!), I wasn’t sure I could face any more meat.  Then one day at work right after we came back […]

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