Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ice Cream Cookie-Cake

This month’s Aspiring Bakers theme is Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012) hosted by Sam of Sweet Samsations. The gist of it was – make a layer cake in April! Got this one posted just in time… This is … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Nazook

The Daring Bakers’ April 2012 challenge, hosted by Jason at Daily Candor, were two Armenian standards: nazook and nutmeg cake. Nazook is a layered yeasted dough pastry with a sweet filling, and nutmeg cake is a fragrant, nutty coffee-style cake. … Continue reading

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Short Rib Vegetable Soup

After a goodly while spent paging through my mom’s shelf of cookbooks, I finally found another recipe with vegetables both of us will eat. It was actually the first time she’d ever had leek! The recipe in question makes what … Continue reading

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Potato Sandwich Bread

I made a potato bread once that involved making mashed potatoes, then putting them in bread. It came out gross. This recipe uses potato flakes, the mashed potato of choice for lazy people, and came out tasty, fluffy, and generally … Continue reading

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Giant M&M Cookie

Y’know what’s cheerful? An M&M cookie. Y’know what’s just downright day-changing? A GIANT M&M cookie! If that doesn’t put a smile on your face…time for a new face. Ingredients: 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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Same Day 6 Fold French Bread

Going to be around for most of the day some weekend day? Then most definitely make this bread! It’s super easy, and requires very little hands-on time, but unfortunately does keep you kind of house-bound for most of an afternoon. … Continue reading

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Thit Kho To (Vietnamese Caramelized Pork)

Back in January a coworker told me about what he’d made for dinner the night before and I knew I had to try it. I’ve had his emailed recipe sitting there for months while I looked for the exact right … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake

This is a chocolate cake recipe that I found in an email that wasn’t even to me. Like you do, all the time? It’s nice and very chocolatey tasting, especially the frosting! Oh, and the email noted that this cake … Continue reading

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Chocolate Swirl Brioche Buns

When I was home a month or so ago, I tried this recipe. It was a disaster! I didn’t thicken the filling enough, so I was basically trying to roll a dough filled with pudding, and then when I’d nearly … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Bread

This is the last post with something I cooked in DC, and I guess sort of fittingly, I used some of this bread in the sandwiches my mother and I ate while we were driving my stuff from DC to … Continue reading

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