Monthly Archives: December 2011


Candied Yam Turnovers

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  What to do when you have guests the morning after Christmas and you can’t think of what to feed them (or don’t have the energy to feed them)?  

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Eggnog Panna Cotta

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  As we posted about last month, Strues and I attended the foodbuzz blogger conference at the beginning of November. We spent the weekend chewing (an extraordinary amount of food), swallowing (an extraordinary amount of alcohol), and schmoozing (with tons … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Chocolate Babka

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  We have a holiday tale to tell (okay, it has nothing to do with the holidays, but we’re trying to bring this around to the season). It’s a story about babka, the amazing sweet bread that brought Strudel and … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday Gifts

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  I’m a horribly uncreative person (btw, I just googled “uncreative” to make sure it’s a real word, and the definition is “not being or productive of something fresh and unusual”… sounds harsh, right?). I desperately want to original, to … Continue reading

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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011

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  I couldn’t wait to participate in this holiday blogging event hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen.   The premise – to make three dozen cookies and send one dozen to three different people (names provided by the … Continue reading

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Speculaas

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  What would the holidays be without this dutch delight, a slightly spicy shortbread cookie, traditionally served before the St. Nicholas’ feast?  

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Fresh Pumpkin Pie (& we still have a giveaway!)

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  This is my pumpkin. He is delicious.   He went through many transformations.   He started off going from     to     after that, he got hot      &      and gutted.      to … Continue reading

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Anniversary Whoopie…and a giveaway!

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Last week was a milestone for Strudel and Streusel… on November 23rd, we celebrated our one year anniversary!  We’ve loved blogging and baking separately, skype-ing together, and we’ve achieved my main goal: keeping in touch with Strudel out there in … Continue reading

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