Tag Archives: Holiday

The Crown Cream Puffs

I love making cream puffs – they seem to have a great balance between the rich, custardy filling and the choux casing. Also, I believe I have an edge in the game: since I keep chickens, I tend to have extremely … Continue reading

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Cheddar BBQ Pockets

Lately, I’ve been hugely nomming on the flavor combination of cheddar cheese an barbeque sauce. Since I had both on hand, I just had to extend my won ton wrapper research. These were dazzlingly easy to throw together and make … Continue reading

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Fun with Won Ton Wrappers

OK, this Hanukah I challenged myself to park the deep fat fryer on my counter and produce *something* fried every day for a week. Much to everyone’s disappointment, donuts/sufganiyot never materialized (that was before my weak aspirations regarding yeasted things … Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos Cake

I got the opportunity to experiment with covering a cake with modeling chocolate again. Some friends of ours were throwing a Día de los Muertos-themed party. With our hosts planning to dress as a sugar skull bridal party, it seemed … Continue reading

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Star Wars Death Star Pie

I’ll admit it. I get bored easily. That’s annoyed a lot of people over the years, but in the interests of using my powers for good, here’s some fun I had with a standard apple pie. Star Wars is always … Continue reading

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Pie Decorating Shortcut

I love grabbing a paring knife and free-handing patterns into the tops of pies, but sometimes I want either a more refined drawing, a quicker turnaround, or both, so I grab my cookie cutters… My Secret Weapon Maybe it’s all … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Add More Spark to Your Memorial Day Buffet

Here are a few ideas to carry over Summer entertaining themes like cookouts and bonfires into playful additions to the buffet table. Devilled Eggs with a Twist For a savory stand-by, I modified regular devilled eggs by peeling and soaking … Continue reading

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