Monthly Archives: November 2011

The week I’ve been waiting for

Well, Thanksgiving, the ultimate foodie holiday, is over.  We didn’t host the family at our house–rather, we took some dishes over to Larry’s brother’s house, where our sister-in-law had prepared the rest of the feast.  This was great for me, … Continue reading

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Thank you, Cooks Illustrated (and Leah)

I’m going to guardedly call success on making a good piecrust.  As I said before, my piecrusts have generally been erratic, but I’ve made two using this recipe and they were both tender and flaky and tasty.  Hallelujah. I owe … Continue reading

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Chocolate Day

Today was Chocolate Day.  I managed not to overindulge, and put most of it in the freezer, so it could have been worse. My friend Joe mentioned chocolate and chipotle in the same sentence the other day, and I haven’t … Continue reading

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Pear Tartlets with Coffee Caramel

Yeah, it sounds great.  And it tastes wonderful.  But for the purposes of my tasting luncheon, I have to give these a pass. I am working on one last dessert item for the sweet section of the meal.  I want … Continue reading

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Lemon Shortbread

If there are two tastes I love, they are anything lemon, and anything buttery.  So the idea of lemon shortbread pretty much guarantees my attention.  When the recipe for Thyme, Lemon, and Sea-Salt Shortbread appeared on Leite’s Culinaria (do you … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner

In preparation for the tasting party I’m giving for some of my friends at the end of November, I’ve been previewing the items I’ve never made before.  One reason for this is to make sure there are no nasty surprises … Continue reading

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