Archive for November, 2008

Never Use Another Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever Again!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

There’s not an awful lot to say about this recipe other than MAKE IT.  I don’t care if you don’t have the specific ingredients; go get them!  These cookies were genetically engineered to be the best ever.

Iron Cupcake November: Cranberry

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

I decided I really wanted to challenge myself, so I’m jumping into Iron Cupcake, in part because I was so excited about the theme!  I’ve always loved a particular cranberry orange relish that my grandma always makes for Thanksgiving, so I knew I had to make a tangy, orange-spiked cupcake. Cranberries are interesting…there aren’t too […]

Yet More Learning By Doing

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I’m having a bit of writer’s block as far as a creative entry, but at least I made something delicious for dinner!  Well, we didn’t eat JUST this…there were some leftovers, too, but this made a fresh and tasty addition to the meal. I’ve mentioned that I have literal “to-make” lists.  One of the first […]

Acknowledging That it’s Too Early for This Kind of Talk

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

When I was a little kid, decorating the Christmas tree was a week-long event for my family.  We had boxes and boxes of cheesy ornaments my parents had gotten over the years, and, in the first house I lived in, an exceptionally high ceiling that demanded and exceptionally tall tree.  After going out to one […]


Monday, November 10th, 2008

Something you might know about me if you know me personally is that I am quite lactose intolerant (and that’s only one of my dietary issues).  So my decision to make tiramisu was a pretty masochistic one.  It’s definitely one of my favorite desserts, but it’s not something I should eat really more than once […]

Because Why the Hell Not

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Treats for Bears

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Like most people with the baking bug, I absolutely love shopping for baking accessories – shaped pans, colored sugar, cute stands…It’s so great to find some little set of shaped sprinkles or decorative flags for cupcakes that spark your imagination.  I had this happen recently to me when I found some Pooh Bear cupcake papers.  […]

Keeping it Simple, For Now

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

All right, I haven’t been cooking much lately.  I’ve been eating delicious food, but not so much cooking.  I just made a biiiig grocery list (with some fancy ingredients on it!) for tomorrow, though, so there will be some interesting things to read about starting tomorrow! To make up for my utter slackitude lately, here’s […]


Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Well, it turns out that fresh pomegranate juice looks very much like blood, making it perfect for spooky Halloween dishes.  Instead of pumpkin, I think I’m going to work on bloody pomegranate desserts next year. These brownies turned out very good, for brownies.  I’m not much of a fan (see my opinion on chocolate), but […]