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An Excuse to Eat Cake for Breakfast

An Excuse to Eat Cake for Breakfast

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon has found the perfect excuse to feel good about eating cake for breakfast: Blueberry Buckle. Even better? Baking them individually in ball jars. An old-fashioned, rustic dessert baked right into a relatively old-fashioned and portable little container. Kiss your box of cereal goodbye.

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Dog Cookies: Treats for Man And Beast

Dog Cookies: Treats for Man And Beast

| June 4, 2010 | 4 Comments

Milk-Bone dog biscuits were the only read-to-eat snack food within my reach when I was too small to reach the higher shelves. They were right there under the sink with the dishwasher detergent, ant poison, and the Drano. Given my choices, I think I made the right decision, snackwise. Don’t you?

Please don’t answer that last question.

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Book Review: Good to the Grain

Book Review: Good to the Grain

| May 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon reviews Kim Boyce’s incredible cookbook, Good to the Grain. Boyce will be at Omnivore Books tonight (Monday 5/24/10) where you can hear straight from the source how baking with whole grains is not just a way to substitute ingredients to create a healthier recipe, but rather, is a new and exciting way of experimenting with baking to create rustic, delicious, and truly original desserts. An inspiring and exciting new book.

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Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird Cupcakes

| May 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

While no one seems to be exactly sure about the origin of the Hummingbird Cake, one thing is for sure: it’s making a comeback, it’s easy, and knowing how to make the perfect cream cheese frosting is one of those life skills that ranks right up there with changing a flat-tire. Here’s a no-fail recipe for this delightful Southern dessert.

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Spring Baking: We’ve Got You Covered

Spring Baking: We’ve Got You Covered

| May 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Need a little inspiration to begin your spring baking projects? Friends showing you up at potlucks? In this post, Megan Gordon shares her picks for online finds that will get you prepared and inspired to hop in the kitchen and start baking.

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Rainy Day Cooking: Boston Brown Bread

Rainy Day Cooking: Boston Brown Bread

So you thought you could put away the sweaters and pull out the tank tops, did you? Well, no whining. Remember all that basking you did in January? We need this rain, and you know what? Here’s your one last chance to lounge inside on the couch with a fat book and something really good burbling away on the stovetop. Something distinctly non-local, in fact, as East Coast as a Red Sox cap or a lobster roll spilling from a Pepperidge Farm bun. Yes, I’m talking about Boston brown bread, steamed in a coffee can and slathered with cream cheese. Think of the best bran muffin you’ve ever had, then think of Amy Adams curled up in your lap feeding it to you bite by bite.

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Events: Baking Boot Camp with Cindy Mushet

Events: Baking Boot Camp with Cindy Mushet

| October 8, 2008 | 1 Comment

Every few years an amazing baking book comes along. You may already have a tried and true favorite, but if you are still on the hunt I have a suggestion for you, check out The Art and Soul of Baking from Sur La Table. Beginning bakers and seasoned experts alike will find something to love about the book. With glowing recommendations on the back cover from baking authorities and pastry chefs such as Peter Reinhart, David Lebovitz, Sherry Yard, Emily Luchetti, Dorie Greenspan and Flo Braker and an introduction from Alice Medrich you know it must be good, right?

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Bake Until Bubby & Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Bake Until Bubby & Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

| March 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

When I worked as a counselor in a homeless shelter I gained an appreciation for casseroles. The shifts were long and dinner was often the main focus of the evening for counselors as well as guests. Churches and synagogues provided meals at the shelter, and casseroles were served night after night. Because we didn’t always […]

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A Bite of Autumn: Ginger Pear Tartlets

| October 13, 2007 | 2 Comments

Sometimes, the best of intentions go awry. Fortunately, there’s always frozen puff pastry. Emergency desserts during the summer are easy — who needs to gild perfect berries? — but as autumn settles in, it’s more of a challenge to impress VIP guests, say, eight culinary experts called for a special meeting. And you’re supposed to […]

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Old Krakow: Going Out for Home Cooking

| June 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

My friend was planning to start his 37th year with a proper feast at his favorite restaurant, Old Krakow. Before the call, I was trying to decide what to do with a few random ingredients that were taking up space in my small kitchen: some spotted bananas, some milk chocolate, a bag of toasted hazelnuts, […]

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