Holiday

Brandy Slush

by Sara on February 17, 2011

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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Mom’s Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

by Sara on February 14, 2011

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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Bakery Style Frosting

by Sara on February 12, 2011

valentine

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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Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

by Sara on January 18, 2011

orange cranberry pound cake

Sometimes I conduct food experiments. I’m not referring to cooking or baking, but more of what I eat. Yesterday was going to be such an experiment, but halfway through the day, I changed my mind. Now and again, I dial back my carb intake for a few days, as my own little detox. It’s very [...]

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