Archive for August, 2009

Aug 13 2009

Peach Tarts & a Challenge Update

Published by under Challenge,Dessert

peach tarts

When I take on a project, I tend to ignore everything else in my life. When I decided to start work on an ebook of original desserts, my kitchen started to look much as it does around the holidays when I’m baking and candy-making during every free moment I have. For Christmas, I like to […]

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Aug 12 2009

Party Cookies

Published by under Chocolate,Dessert

party cookies

I’m always in search for the perfect cookie. There’s just something about the crisp exterior and chewy interior that draws me in. This recipe is inspired by a childhood favorite, a cookie that tasted just as good after it cooled, as it did when it was still warm from the oven. That’s an important quality […]

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Aug 11 2009

Coconut Shrimp with Piña Colada Sauce

Published by under Main Course,Spring

coconut shrimp with piña colada sauce

About once a year, my friend Brian and I get together to make coconut shrimp. I’m the first to admit that I’m embarrassingly slow when it comes to peeling and deveining the shrimp, and it took us a few tries to really establish a rhythm. At first, we were exhausted and quite hungry by the […]

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Aug 09 2009

Zucchini Spice Loaf

Published by under Breakfast,Dessert

zucchini spice loaf

Still a bit miffed about Friday’s muffin disaster, I decided to turn my last zucchini into a loaf. Though I appreciate the convenience of muffins, there’s some very satisfying about sitting down with a cup of tea and slice of quick bread late in the afternoon, or using it, along with coffee set to autobrew, […]

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