May 2009

Month: May 2009

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Chocolate And Raspberry Strudel For NTTC May 2009

  May has whizzed me by and I have indeed had No Time To Cook, so it is but apt to not only manage to squeeze in a 10 minute chocolate dessert recipe for NTTC May 2009, but also cutting it close and getting it in on the last day. I had some strudel pastry left over from my first Daring Baker's Challenge last week and decided to use it for my blog event, 2 desserts with one pastry indeed! You could easily substitute the strudel pastry with s... Read More >>
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Apple Fig And Craisin Strudel Daring Bakers May 2009

  It took me a whole year of skeedaddling to finally get over my apprehension of actually participating in a Daring Baker's Challenge . The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers. Now I have only ever had strud... Read More >>
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Classic Slow Cooked Ham And Pea Soup

A quick recipe for you guys today. It is a true classic and for those who have slow-cookers, I would recommend tossing all ingredients in them before you leave for work in the morning and let it slow-cook on low heat for 8 hours give or take few. I promise you, the hearty broth resulting from that slow meltdown and infusing of flavors will warm you to the core. I made this yesterday, when I had a ton of work to do. I forgot about it and it rewa... Read More >>
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My Ten Fondest Food Memories

Today I am doing something different. I am sharing with you my ten fondest food memories. Just ten? Well, I do have so many, but these are my fondest by far and I go back to them every now and then. My inspiration for this post comes from Caitlin of Food Nerd who is hosting Top Ten Food-Related Memories this month. It's a lovely idea and I think you would enjoy heading on over to her blog and checking out what people have to say. Here are my te... Read More >>

Rose Petal And Coconut Fudge

  I have a few roses popping up in my garden every now and then as the weather turns cooler. And I have plenty of odd and end uses for the rose petals. I use them to make ice creams, spike desserts, infuse in tea, cook into a chutney and garnish cakes. This time around I decided to try out a fudge recipe that I had been thinking of. I have taken my 5-minute microwaveable fudge recipe and tried out many variations over the past few months, b... Read More >>

Double Chocolate And Macadamia Brownies

I recently got a copy of Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake cookbook from my local library. It is full of delicious looking goodies and at the turn of every page, you have to stop yourself from rushing to the kitchen to churn out something from your oven. The recipes are delightfully simple in this book and there are quite a few nice ones for brownies, another one of my favorite indulgences. I settled on Belinda's One-pan Macadamia And Chocolate ... Read More >>