Candy Bucket Cake Fail

The Bitten Word guys came up with the most genius concept recently, cooking every recipe in 6 of the most popular cooking magazines…and we were a part of it! The nice thing about challenges is that they push you to get outside of your comfort zone. This was true with the recipe we ended up [...]
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Lamb Supper Club: The B-Side

Lamb is of course the focus of our Lamb Supper Clubs. However, the apps, sides, desserts and drinks have all been getting more and more elaborate each time. Our final one, where we served Braised Lamb Shanks, was no exception. This time we had two fabulous batches of bread, which were absolutely critical for sopping [...]
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Apple Galette – The EASY Apple Pie

Well, unfortunately, we didn’t make to the next round of the Foodbuzz blogger challenge. While it would have been fun to make it all the way to the end and win $10k, I am not quite sure where I would have found the time. As you can see from the frequency of our posts, we [...]
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Guest Chef: Pecan Pie

This Guest Chef post is from Carolyn’s mom. This is not your traditional pecan pie recipe, in looks or taste. It is neither gooey nor overly sweet. That is exactly why our family loves it! On top of that, it is so easy to make that you might feel guilty accepting your family’s accolades. It’s [...]
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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

There is a defined period during the year when all things pumpkin flavored are appropriate…the months of October and November. Starbucks may bring out their Pumpkin Spice Latte in September but, in my opinion, that’s a little early. September in DC is usually feels more like summer than fall.

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Blueberry Crumble

One activity we did while on our Summer vacation in Massachusetts was berry picking at Nourse Farm in Deerfield. We just missed strawberry season, but there were plenty of blueberries and raspberries for the picking (and the tasting). We walked away with 2 quarts of blueberries and 2 pints of raspberries…for way less then you’d [...]
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Handmade Vanilla Ice Cream

People usually grill during Memorial Day weekend. We decided to do something a little different and make ice cream by hand. I am not talking about using one of those wimpy, electric powered gizmos that you place in the freezer over night. Nope. I am talking about good, old-fashion ice cream makin’ using a 4 [...]
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Mango Sorbet Success!

I have one kitchen gadget that I know people 100 years from now will look at and ask, “What the heck is that?” The gadget is the ice cream maker attachment for the KitchenAid mixer. It is a large bowl that fits on the mixer with a stirring paddle that attaches where you’d normally attach [...]
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Sugar Cookies

We are both from Massachusetts and not that long ago we bought a cookie cutter shaped like the state figuring it would come in handy one day.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

If you like chocolate (who doesn’t?) and if you like peanut butter (ok, some people might not), then you’ll love these peanut butter chocolate bars! A friend made them for a 4th of July party, and everyone at the party asked for the recipe. So, now it my turn to share it with you. Peanut [...]
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