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Daring Bakers October: Doughnuts

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious. I have to admit I was not as enthused as many going into this Daring Bakers. Having […]

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International Incident Party: Eggs

For this month’s International Incident Party, Penny challenged us to work with eggs.  I have to admit this had me scratching my head as there are simply so many possibilities – sweet or savoury, I couldn’t decide.  What I *really* wanted to do was a soufflé but circumstances (including my blasted hand that is *still* […]

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Bon Appétit RSVP Redux August: Toffee Pecan and Peach Crisp

Now, you wouldn’t normally think of a crisp as being a summer dessert but as I write this from something like 6800 feet just outside Yosemite National Park, it sure feels like the perfect weather for it! This month for RSVP Redux (where bloggers recreate the dishes people have written to Bon Appétit magazine requesting […]

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Daring Bakers July: Swiss Roll

I have to admit there was a sharp intake of breath as I checked out the Daring Bakers’ challenge for July.  A “Swiss Swirl Icecream Cake” inspired by this: (photo courtesy of the Taste of Home website) I was kind of half expecting there to be a Jello layer in there somewhere! And weirdly, it […]

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Calphalon – not just great cookware!

In the culinary alphabet, C is for… cookware, Corelle, (Le) Creuset, Cuisinart, CucinaPro and Calphalon. But did you know that Calphalon is more than just great cookware? Sometime last year, I won a gift certificate for a cooking demo class at the Calphalon Culinary Centre in Toronto. It just goes to show how crazy my […]

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