Category Archives: Learning

Zucchini Pasta Trial

I’m the only one in my house who likes zucchini. I have to hide it *really well* for the guys to tolerate it, and – quite frankly – I don’t have a lot of the time and willpower for properly … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Cake

A quick, relatively simple project for teacher appreciation. I added the white fondant coating mostly because I had some extra sitting around and because I wanted to use the new butter cream frosting recipe I came upon recently, which can’t … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Butter Cream

Eureka! I’ve had a serious longing to switch from the American-style butter creams which invariably involved some form of fat (butter) and copious amounts of confectioner’s sugar (along with some milk or cream to keep the texture workable). The egg-based … Continue reading

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Genoise Fun

Genoise Freestyle Bath I was experimenting with different ways to get/keep the eggs and sugar warm while beating them for a genoise. The recipe┬ácame from James Beard’s American Cookery. I was tinkering with different recipes for a large project due … Continue reading

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Pineapple Serendipity

I was exhausted. The whole household was feeling the aftermath of a big party when we found ourselves needing to head to someone’s house for a small gathering. In retrospect, I think I made something to bring quite possibly because … Continue reading

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Millefiore Cookies

Poker Night Fun We’ve got a new tradition in our house where the spouse hosts a monthly poker night with some friends from work. I love it; partly because we both love entertaining (even if I’m not there so much … Continue reading

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Birthday, Part 1

The tot’s party is two weeks after his actual birthday. He’s got some solid ideas about what he wants for *that* cake. For the quiet/on a school night/with just the three of us cake, however, the bastard wasn’t giving me … Continue reading

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