Month: July 2008

Dare to Bake without a Kitchen

Dare to Bake without a Kitchen

Yeah yeah… better late than never, right? Yesterday was the official posting day for Daring Bakers to unveil their top secret pastry… Unfortunately, the universe was against me, and posting on time was just not an option.This month was Filbert Gateau with Praline buttercream, chosen […]

My New Kitchen

My New Kitchen

For the next two weeks, I won’t be cooking much, as I’m getting a brand new kitchen!!! I’m just beside myself with excitement. I currently have an ugly white builders grade kitchen that is sadly only 9 years old. The microwave looks like something exploded […]

Dark Chocolate Madeleines

Dark Chocolate Madeleines

Yes, I know… I’ve been slackin lately with my blogging. I have good reason, though! I spent the weekend up in Tallahassee with the folks. That is where I’m from and where all of my family still lives. I ate like a piglet all weekend and have had my quota of fried food for the rest of the year. My mom and I spent several hours on Friday making egg rolls. We had guests coming, and were running late so it was just like an episode of Iron Chef. Well, except we had no bizarre ingredients like black chickens. Anyone ever see a black chicken? Looks like its rotten… or perhaps was a heavy smoker during its life. Even the bones are black… blechhh!! Anyway, I digress… I had a fabulous time in Tallahassee, hanging out my family.

Also, one my dearest friends had a baby yesterday! Stephan took his professional camera to the hospital and took pictures of Baby Brock Anthony when he was just an hour old. You can see the documentary style newborn pictures here. Instead of taking a balloon that said “ITS A BOY” he stopped at Cheesecake Factory and bought Godiva cheesecake for the new mommy. Didn’t I say recently he was a good man? Well he is! Kristine (the mama) is a huge fan of chocolate and I think she will love these Dark Chocolate Madeleines from The Essential Baker by Carole Bloom. They are so chocolaty, they are almost brownie like. I’m sure the purists out there will frown upon these, but they are so tasty… I don’t even care!

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You can’t-a-have-a de Mango!

You can’t-a-have-a de Mango!

This is true… you cannot have the irresistable, belly t-shirt wearing, ass slapping Mango from Saturday Night Live. If you haven’t seen any of these skits on SNL, you are missing out! Chris Kattan is a male (but certainly not manly) erotic dancer that frolics […]

Poop Tart

Poop Tart

I’d like to say that everything I cook or bake turns out perfectly. Like there are little blue birds that bring my apron to me, and then sing their sweet little birdly songs… not unlike Cinderella. Of course, I’m also wearing a lovely floral print […]