Monthly Archives: December 2010


Moderation and Muffins

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OK.  Enough is enough.  I have been stuffing my face for the last two months using the excuse, “It’s the Holidays”.

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Love in the Shape of a Loaf

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Something to know about me (and probably it’s not surprising, being as I have a baking blog and all): I have a very particular, very focused and very powerful love of all things bready; if it’s floury and filled with … Continue reading

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Traditions

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I grew up in a family that loved traditions during the holidays.  We routinely went to see the Nutcracker around Christmas time.  We would stay up late and eat shrimp cocktail on New Year’s Eve! This was a real treat … Continue reading

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Baby Brioche

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I have been making a brioche recipe for several years now adapted from “The Village Baker” by Joe Ortiz and I thought it was the best until… I made the brioche dough in Dorie Greenspan’s book “Around My French Table”.  … Continue reading

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Conversation Starters

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So, those of you who have moved to a new, unfamiliar city will understand this… I just got invited to a holiday party by a co-worker. This was very kind of my co-worker, because I know *no one* in Seattle. … Continue reading

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Cowboy Cookies

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From “Baked Explorations, Classic American Desserts Reinvented” by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the owners of “Baked” in Brooklyn, NY.   I love this book!

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It’s December!

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Yeah – It’s December!  What month is better for baking than this one?  To celebrate, I made it snow here at Strudel & Streusel!  Not really seen any snow here in Denver yet this year.  The weather has been quite … Continue reading

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