Archive for February, 2011

Feb 17 2011

Brandy Slush

Published by under Beverage,Holiday

brandy slush

In my family, we typically make brandy slush during the holidays. (And by we, I mean my mom.) But sometimes, you simply need to enjoy some more. It’s easy to make, tastes great, and has a small enough quantity of brandy that you could feel comfortable serving it to most anyone. I mean, I can […]

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Feb 14 2011

Mom’s Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Published by under Dessert,Holiday

heart cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! This year, instead of the variations of red velvet cupcakes that I made two years ago and last year, I decided to go a different route. No, not the vanilla bean cupcakes with white frosting I showed you this weekend… This time, I made cookies. Heart-shaped cookies with no red in […]

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Feb 12 2011

Bakery Style Frosting

Published by under Dessert,Holiday


I’ve mentioned before my love of frosting, especially frosting from certain bakeries. I was never sure quite what they did; I knew it wasn’t a meringue style buttercream, but it also didn’t taste like the homemade buttercream I make (butter plus confectioners’ sugar). No, their frosting is bright white. I knew from experience that making […]

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Feb 12 2011

How to Make Cake Flour

Published by under How To

sifting the ingredients

At any given time, I have several variations of flour at my disposal: whole wheat, all purpose, bread, cake, almond, whole wheat pastry… With that many varieties, it stands to reason that I sometimes run out of one or more. The kind I run out of most often? Cake. I tend to buy it when […]

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