Tag Archives: Recipe Testing

Custard Creme Layer Cake, or, Colonial Baking – Test One

For this year’s DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Chapter Christmas party, we are making recipes that were special to our Founding Fathers, or signers or the Declaration of Independence. Most of the baking recipes come from the book “Baking … Continue reading

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Lidia Bastianich’s Beef Braised in Beer

At work last week we did the Stand Out test, and in my results it confirmed something that I already know, which is that I need quiet rumination time – time to just think and process and ponder over things … Continue reading

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Apple Pithivier

Almost a month ago I made an apple pithivier for my DAR chapter birthday party, because I almost always like to show up everyone else. There. I said it. I like to make fancy food because it impresses people, and … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

  1. First off, I made Poached Cod with Tomato and Saffron  from the January 2014 issue of Bon Appetit. For a weeknight meal it was very easy and quite delicious. I highly recommend it. The only change I would … Continue reading

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Caramel-Dipped Popovers with Chocolate Mousse

I broke out this recipe (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Caramel-Dipped-Popovers-with-Chocolate-Mousse-51214730) from the February Bon Appetit issue, and I am sad to say it was a total disaster. Of course I am probably being dramatic, one of my key skills. Shamefully, I do not own a … Continue reading

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