December 2009

Grapefruit Tarragon Sorbet

by Shoshana on December 29, 2009 · 1 comment

I have joined the project Gourmet, unbound. It was started by some amazing food bloggers it is an effort to keep the recipes and stories of Gourmet magazine alive even though we no longer can look forward to the magazine appearing on our doorstep and in our kitchens month after month. Each month we will […]

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Chocolate Covered Cranberry Marshmallows

by Shoshana on December 29, 2009 · 11 comments

If you asked someone to name a word association with marshmallows elegant probably would not be the word to come to mind. Maybe campfires or s’mores. Or rice crispy treats. Or the chubby bunny game at summer camp (although no longer allowed, I understand, due to safety issues). In most cases marshmallows are pure fun, […]

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A Sweet Christmas

by Shoshana on December 26, 2009 · 2 comments

I just wanted to share some of the things I made for Christmas presents this year because I was so pleased with how they turned out. I didn’t want to post them in advance because my number one Christmas package recipient reads my blog. (Hi Theresa!) These are peppermint marshmallows. The colored sugar gives them […]

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

by Shoshana on December 23, 2009 · 5 comments

There are times when a dessert should be elegant. There are other times where it should be fun. For times when it should be both, these brilliant cookie dough truffles from Baked Perfection are the perfect solution. Elegant enough to sit on a cookie platter, they allow us to indulge our hidden desire to eat […]

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Chanukkah Sugar Cookies

by Shoshana on December 18, 2009 · 4 comments

Although I am someone who loves to bake all kinds of cookies, I rarely make decorated sugar cookies. In fact, before this week, the last time I made decorated sugar cookies was for my childbirth class reunion when my son was 6 weeks old. A crazy undertaking with a 6 week old baby, I know.  […]

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Heavenly Bakers: Carrot Cake

by Shoshana on December 14, 2009 · 8 comments

This week’s cake was a classic carrot cake. I love carrot cakes and am always up for trying a new recipe so I was excited for this week. The cake was listed as a chanukkah cake probably because we were making it during the week of chanukkah. I love going all out for holidays and […]

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Peppermint Ice Cream

by Shoshana on December 10, 2009 · 2 comments

One of my favorite holiday treats is peppermint ice cream. Okay, I admit that it might be one of my favorite treats year round, but there is something about the limited edition peppermint ice cream appearing on the supermarket shelves that makes it feel like the holidays. The cooling taste of peppermint in a creamy […]

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Heavenly Bakers: Fruitcake

by Shoshana on December 7, 2009 · 9 comments

I was very excited about making this week’s cake because I absolutely adore fruitcake. I always thought that when it comes to fruitcake the sweeter and denser the better, especially when paired with New Years eggnog, but this recipe might have changed my mind. It is outstanding. The recipe doesn’t have molasses like the fruit cakes […]

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The Best Pecan Pie

by Shoshana on December 2, 2009 · 8 comments

I know that pumpkin pie is the traditional dessert for Thanksgiving but to be honest I could take it or leave it. It is pecan pie that is my first choice from the dessert selections, and in my mind Thanksgiving would not be quite as sweet without it. This year I tried to convince my […]

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