Monthly Archives: April 2015

My officemate Linda has a new blog, Geeky Cakes. Check it out!

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Other people’s recipes: “Katharine Hepburn’s” brownies by Lori Longbotham

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Some years ago, cookbook writer Lori Longbotham published a series of thin cookbooks title Luscious X Desserts for various values of X. Among these was Luscious Chocolate Desserts (Chronicle Books, 2004), and that book had a recipe intriguingly titled “Katharine … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Deborah Krasner’s Red Wine-Braised Short Rib Sauce

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I suppose it was a bit of a mistake to promise four recipes with full write-ups in a week, even given the long weekend. I made this beef short-rib recipe from Deborah Krasner’s Good Meat (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; p. … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Joanne Chang’s “New Old-Fashioned” Coffee Cake

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Continuing my rundown of this past long weekend’s cooking projects, on Monday — Patriots’ Day — I made Joanne Chang’s “New Old-Fashioned” coffee cake from Flour (Chronicle Books, 2010; p. 62). Unlike the last coffee cake I made, which was … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Green Onion Soup

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As promised a few days ago, on Sunday (which was, by the way, a beautiful spring day, on which I got both an hour’s walk and a twelve-mile bike ride) I made a vegetarian soup from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: King Arthur Flour’s Sour-Cream Muffins (with blueberries)

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One of the very first real baking recipes in King Arthur Flour’s Whole Grain Baking — once you get past the waffles and the granola — is called “Sour Cream Muffins” (p. 33). It’s a generic recipe for a muffin … Continue reading

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Coming up this weekend

It’s a long holiday weekend here in Massachusetts, and I have a fairly ambitious schedule planned. First, if the weather is decent, I’ll be spending as much time on my bike as I can tolerate. Beyond that, I’m planning on … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Deborah Krasner’s All-Beef Meat Loaf

I wasn’t so pleased with the first couple of recipes I tried from Deborah Krasner’s Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat, although some of the issues were probably my fault. I’m pleased to report that … Continue reading

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Recipe quick take: King Arthur Flour’s Whole-Wheat Peanut-Butter Chocolate-Chip Muffins

That’s a really long title for a short post. Fortunately, the actual title of the recipe is simply “Peanut Butter Muffins” — it appears on page 38 of Whole Grain Baking (Countryman Press, 2006) — and the chocolate chips are … Continue reading

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Administrivia: No more Amazon links

Amazon decided that, because I was honest with you, my readers, and told you that I might actually get some money if you ordered stuff through my links to them, they didn’t want to have me as an “Associate” and … Continue reading

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