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As I mentioned on Monday, I went through a number of cheesecake recipes before settling on “Caramel-Topped Pecan Cheesecake” from Judy Rosenberg’s The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book (Workman, 2011; p. 87). One or two of these I might … Continue reading
Somehow, the question came up on alt.usage.english of the distribution of author surnames (in people’s personal libraries) over the letters of the alphabet. Since I have a library database, I came up with the followng crazy query to answer this … Continue reading
Tuesday is my grandmother’s 90th birthday — that’s her in the middle of the photo at right. On Sunday, there was a big gathering of family and friends to celebrate the day, and of course there was no question where … Continue reading
Continuing with this summer’s baking project, this week’s “easy midweek” recipe is a muffin recipe from Joanne Chang’s second cookbook, Flour, too: Brown Sugar–Oat Cherry Muffins (p. 70). Chang credits the original recipe to “Brian, one of our pastry chefs”, and … Continue reading