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Les Petits Chefs bake for the holidays

As a special treat for the last Petits Chefs session for the term, we baked mini-cupcakes.  I found a recipe I really liked the look of on the California Walnut website and adapted it slightly using almonds instead of walnuts due to some allergies.  It’s a pretty easy recipe and didn’t really involve much prep […]

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Project Food Blog 2010: Piece of Cake

It’s true. I was speechless (a rare occurrence) when I found out just over a week ago that I had advanced to Round 8 of Project Food Blog.  Entering the contest, I honestly never thought I would make it as far as the video and if I did, I most certainly did not think I […]

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Kitchen Bootcamp 6: Dough and batter

For this month’s Kitchen Bootcamp, Jen challenged us to work with dough and batter. After my foray into fried dough last week with the Daring Bakers doughnuts, I felt I didn’t want to work with anything too complicated like that.  I had also recently worked with pastry for French Fridays with Dorie’s mustard tart so […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Marie-Hélène’s apple cake

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie was hands down the easiest dessert I have made in a long time. Almost too easy, in fact. It’s so easy you could throw it together in about 15 minutes on a weeknight and have a delectable dessert in just over an hour. Danger, danger! What I really loved […]

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Daring Bakers September: Sugar cookies and royal icing

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of What the Fruitcake?! Mandy challenged everyone to make decorated sugar cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking. I was super excited to see this challenge because one of the things I am really interested in learning to do better […]

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