Crinkle is Our Crack: Day 4 of 12 Days of Cookies

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Not me, than who? JORDAN stole the cookie from the cookie jar….. According to Jordan, of the trio of cookies Jamie made, this is his hands down favorite.  Every time he walked into the kitchen he would steal another one of these cookies.  Jamie would yell at…

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Asian Soul Food (Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Duck Egg)

In Asian speak, this is how we say I love you… “Have you eaten yet?” When my kids come home I get busy in the kitchen making EVERY SINGLE DISH they love. From Soup to dessert I make their favorites. I usually have a pot of chili or spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove while…

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Cookiefinity-Triple Play (Triple Oatmeal Cookies from BraveTart)

This month’s Food52 Baking Book Club features Stella Park’s BraveTart.  You may remember I previously blogged about her delicious Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies and the debacle of using the printed version in People magazine.  BIG MISTAKE. About a month ago, Omnivore Books hosted Ms.Parks, being a cookbook junkie, I jumped in my car and…

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NOM-NOM-licious Chicken and Gravy

AN HOUR AND A HALF commute home from work left me cranky and hungry.  I slammed my stuff down on the kitchen table and headed to the fridge, yanked the door open and searched for something quick to make for dinner.  I found a whole chicken I had bought the day before and thought ugh,…

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If You Bake It, They Will Come (Corn Cookies from Momofuku)

Two cookies have shown up in photos in previous posts that have never been given their just due, Christina Tosi’s Corn Cookies and Brown Butter Salted Rice Krispy Treats from Smitten Kitchen. After trying a couple of new cookie recipes that were not up to snuff I decided to make one of these tried and…

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So Eat It, Just Eat it (Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Turmeric and Lemon)

When I was a kid there was a definite hit list of vegetables we absolutely hated.  My brother and I had all sorts of tricks to avoid eating them.  We would stuff our mouths full of peas, run to the bathroom and spit them out.  We weren’t too big on brussels sprouts or cauliflower either….

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Good Morning Mr. Phoods (Cilantro Chutney Chicken Curry)

Good morning Mr. Phoods: The dish you are about to take-on requires that you answer the following questions.  Your answers will determine whether you should proceed with this post or not. Do you like cilantro? What does cilantro taste like to you? If you answered NO and it tastes like soap exit NOW by clicking…

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Soured by Cookies, Saved by Lemon Cake

I tried a couple of new cookie recipes recently and as the saying goes, you win some you lose some.  The first recipe Malted Milk Chocolate Cookies came from a book I received to review, Holiday Cookies.  Decidedly MEH.  The malt flavor was barely discernible and the milk chocolate did not stand out.  Oh well,…

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A Cautionary Tale with a Sweet Ending (Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies)

I can’t resist perusing the racks at airport bookstores.  Even though I always carry an Ipad, book or magazine, I still stop and browse. While waiting for my flight to Nashville I flipped through a copy of People Magazine that at the end had an interview with Stella Parks of Serious Eats.  Her recently published…

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Jest Jammin’ (Strawberry Lime Jam)

From my weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market I once again came home with way too many strawberries…I should have bought one basket but noooo..I went bonkers and bought a HALF FLAT of strawberries.  That’s 6 baskets of strawberries between the two of us. Which means it’s JAM TIME.  I pulled up the recipe for…

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Ottolenghi-Ototalyummi Blueberry Lemon Almond Cake

I am a big fan of Ottolenghi’s cookbooks, the photos are mouthwatering and every dish I have tried has been delicious.  My favorite book is Jerusalem, not just for the recipes and photos but it’s premise. Two men who grew up in opposite ends of Jerusalem, one Jewish, one Arab create wonderful food together.  In…

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Girls Just Wanna Have Pie (Blueberry Hand Pies)

I am a pie kind of gal.  I have been known to go in search of pie at every opportunity-family vacations, weekend jaunts, regattas, anytime, anywhere. I am talking about some serious hunting for a slice of some “damn fine pie”.  A family trip years ago in a rental car did not deter me (our…

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