Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thank you to all of my readers who have sent emails, left comments, and have taken the time to share words of encouragement for my nephew, Richard.  In case you missed it you might want to read "You Really Aren't Going To Believe This". I decided it is time I get back...

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Red, White and BLUE Food

Red, White and BLUE Food

When I was growing up my sous-chef dish-washing mom told me repeatedly that "blue" isn't for food.  Luscious red strawberries are fine, white angel food cake is...

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TWD Baked Yogurt Tart

This month our Tuesdays With Dorie baking group decided to bake two tarts, one sweet and one savory, from the cookbook Baking With Julia.  Starting with this sweet Baked Yogurt Tart, most of the group baked and posted their results on July 2.  You can find links to...

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For The Love of A Cuisinart and a Tomato and Cheese Galette

In the early 1980’s I bought my first Cuisinart Food Processor.  It was love at first bite.  The first thing I made was bread.  I continued to use it to make bread for 16 years.  Along with chopping, mixing, stirring hundreds of other tasty treats.  In 1996 I burned...

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You Might Be A Redneck … Savarin

"Hey honey ... this strawberry shortcake is delicious! " called the Chief Culinary Consultant from his easy chair in the family room, as the Golf Channel blared in the background. Strawberry shortcake?  You've got to be kidding ... this "shortcake" is a fancy-schmancy...

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The Brioche That Killed My Kitchen Aid

It's Tuesdays with Dorie where a group of bakers and bloggers bake up the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking With Julia.   Then we brag, I mean, blog about our results. A year ago I made my very first attempt at brioche dough.  To say it was a success is...

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TWD: Madeleines

It's Tuesdays With Dorie -- where a whole bunch of bakers around the world all bake the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Baking With Julia and then blog the results.  Today we are featuring Madeleines.  The Madeleine (french pronunciation: ​[mad.lɛn],...

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are not my "thing".  Mostly because they just never turn out that well.  You know, soft and chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  So when, Tuesdays With Dorie baking group chose Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies for this week's recipe I thought, "yawn."...

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Favorites

Wikipedia says "Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the church of the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox church and Lutheran Church. ...

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TWD: Baking With Julia: Croissants

From Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking With Julia, comes this recipe for that famous French pastry - croissants, even though France is not where croissants originated.  This week's recipe is actually two recipes.  First, the making of croissant dough.  Second, turning...

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