Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 2011 Daring Bakers’ Challenge – Baklava

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Erica of Erica’s Edibles was our host for the Daring Baker’s June challenge. Erica challenged us to be truly DARING by making homemade phyllo dough and then to use that homemade dough to make Baklava.   Homemade dough?  Are you … Continue reading

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Homemade Pita Bread!

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The following conversation happened circa 2009: Streusel: “Hey, I brought you some pita bread that I made this morning.” Strudel: “WHAA?!?” See, I didn’t know that real people that I knew made pita bread, let alone it was something they … Continue reading

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My First Gig!

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I have had one (and probably the only) drum gig in my amateur drum career. I played just two songs and I sure did feel like I was going to throw up before going on stage. Well, this weekend I had my … Continue reading

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Candied Chocolate Mint Leaves

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It’s too HOT to bake!

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Simple Scones

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  These are “breakfast” scones, they are crazy easy to make, and are stupid good.   See, Brandon’s parents came to spend the weekend with us, so I baked them last night to eat for breakfast this morning. While we … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat English Muffins

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I have always wanted to make my own English Muffins! This King Arthur Flour recipe inspired me to finally give them a try.

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Help – This blog is making me Fat!

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  Has anyone else experienced this with their blog? I have packed on 5 pounds since Strudel and I started this blog back in November. As much as I’d like to kid myself and say, “What’s 5 pounds?  Doesn’t everyone … Continue reading

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Today is our last day of vacation (big sigh!) It’s been amazing here; I feel so fortunate that we’ve been able to have this time in Hawaii. For the past two weeks, we’ve spent almost all of our time outside. … Continue reading

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Science of Cookies

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  I got some great feedback about A Little Something about Cakes… So I decided I am going to continue posting periodically about the Science behind various groups of baked goods and treats and create a new recipe each time based … Continue reading

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Quick and Hearty Granola

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I love granola, especially on top of yogurt.   I don’t like my granola to be too sweet, I prefer my yogurt to be sweet.

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