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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Lemon Cookie Very Pretty & The Cookie Is So Sweet (Blueberry-Lemon Shortbread)

Blueberry-Lemon Shortbread from Miranda Couse’s  Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook is a winner.  These cookies remind me of my favorite scones which have dried blueberries and lemon zest in them. As soon as I spied the recipe I knew I had to try it. The cookies are made with powdered sugar which helps to create a tender cookie….

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A Tale of Two Cookbooks (Coffee Cheesecake Swirled Brownies)

For those familiar with Food52 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, I received two cookbooks this past week that made me feel like one of the judges for the tourney.  In a nutshell, The Piglet is like March Madness, sixteen cookbooks go head to head, winner goes on, loser goes home. Judges are selected by Food52 staff…

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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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Holiday Cookies, Already? (Book Review-Holiday Cookies)

I love cookies and every year I look forward to baking holiday cookies to share with family and friends. The process for which cookies end up in my annual holiday platter starts..well, the day after Christmas. Throughout the year I keep an eye out for new cookie recipes to go along with my tried and…

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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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Showstopper When You InstantPotter Some Cauliflower Soup

Sorry if the title made you groan. But as the weather turns cooler and the days grows shorter all I can think about is soup. My perfect fall meal is a bowl of hearty soup, a chunk of warm crusty bread spread with sweet butter, a bottle of Chianti and some nice fava beans…just KIDDING,…

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FALL Into One Pot Meals (Instant Pot Korean Beef Stew)

As summer winds down and I head to the back of my closet to pull out my sweaters and jeans. I also start yearning for comfort foods like stews and hearty soups. Over the weekend we head out to make the rounds at our favorite food marts. Just as we find short ribs for a…

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