Baking

Norwegian Waffles

January 8, 2012
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If you read Saveur Magazine with any regularity you are familiar with their annual Saveur 100. 100 best places, dishes, items, bits and pieces, miscellany. Some are useful, some delicious, some over the top, some entirely too esoteric. This year leading the pack in the entirely too esoteric (but all too captivating) category is Griswold Cast Iron, […]

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Christmas Cookie Cook Off

December 17, 2011
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Friday night I stayed home to bake cookies. File under things I never thought I would do. Add that to live in New Orleans, marry a Norwegian guy with a funny name, and own a totally yuppified dog who eats better then we do. Such is life. Here, just in time for the Holidays, are […]

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Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

December 7, 2011
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We’re catering breakfast for a group on Thursday morning, an event which has given me an opportunity to do something I rarely do. Bake. Ok let me be rephrase: make baked goods. Muffins, Cakes, Cookies. Usually they are my sister’s domain. Tarts and souffles are more up my ally, and, while I feel like I […]

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Halloween: The Aftermath (Part I)

November 3, 2011
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We don’t have kids, but our neighbors sure do. As in many neighborhoods across the country, when October 31st rolls around, it means baskets filled with candy and porches covered in pumpkins. It’s been years since I’ve carved a pumpkin and I wasn’t about to begin Monday night, but we did buy a few large […]

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Mixed Berry Mascarpone Slump

September 8, 2011
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Eat those late summer berries while you still can. Blueberries may be disappearing from the farmers markets but you should still be able to find ample portions of blackberries and raspberries. If your looking for a different way of using them, look no further than a Berry Slump. What is a Slump you ask? It […]

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Fig, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Pizza

September 7, 2011
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I don’t really eat pizza anymore. I love pizza, New York pizza that is. A slice. That’s it. Please don’t ask me what kind. Living in Louisiana limits your access to good pizza. It doesn’t help that I haven’t been to New York City in more then 15 months. We’re remedying that soon. So, when […]

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Roasted Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Garlic

September 1, 2011
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Many of us are looking wistfully towards the cooler weather of fall, stubbornly expectant that one morning soon the air will be chilled and the breeze a tad faster and bit more crisp. Until that happens though, we’ve got late summer tomatoes to eat up! After a recent Onion Pie courtesy of Andreas Viestad, I […]

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Onion Pie with Parmesan and Thyme

August 31, 2011
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If you reside on this side of the Atlantic (and haven’t watched New Scandinavian Cooking on PBS) you’ve probably never heard of Andreas Viestad. I know I hadn’t. Usually when it comes to food and food related things I have a lesson or two to teach Gourmand. This time around though, it was he introducing me […]

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Cherry Clafoutis

July 11, 2011
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I’m often one to scoff at the idea of clafoutis, a rustic French pudding like cake from the Limousin region, especially when found on the menus of restaurants I perceive to be, well, fancy. It just seems so dressed down and simple. Fruit covered in what amounts to pancake batter? Blah. I was shocked to […]

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Buttermilk Ginger Scones

June 30, 2011
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I hate to throw out food. Maybe it’s all those starving kids in Africa or my quickly tightening purse strings, but I try to make use of everything and anything in my fridge. Recently I had more buttermilk then I knew what to do with after using only a small portion in some awesome Rosemary […]

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