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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

That baklava looks amazing! Definitely one of my favorite desserts. So cool you're getting fresh local honey, and are determined to use it.

about 5 hours ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

More quesadillas... Why don't people eat these every day? I forgot how awesome they are. Crispy, chewy, gooey cheese. I think this is one of the best snacks ever.

about 5 hours ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Add a slice of crusty bread, and that'd be a perfect dinner for me too.

about 10 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Very pretty, and glad the mother-to-be has something she can enjoy!

about 11 hours ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Perfect snack plate

about 11 hours ago
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Sauteed zucchini picnic challenge

I would make a tart of some sort...

Roll out a pie crust into a large circle. Mix the onion, smashed roasted garlic, and a mix of cheeses. Spread over the crust, leaving 1.5" or so around the edges.

Layer with the zucchini butter. Chop prosciutto and scatter over if you want to include meat, though I think it would be great without it too.

Fold edges over like a galette. Brush crust with an egg wash or cream and bake until golden brown.

I think this would be great at room temp, sliced into wedges. Easy to eat at a picnic too.

You could also scatter with herbs if you have any.

about 12 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Ahh, bummer! Is it lumpy from the powdered sugar? I get lazy sometimes and don't sift it, but usually have minimal lumps due to giving it a proper beating!

Methinks you should decorate. Pressing chopped nuts (walnuts?) onto the sides of the cake covers all flaws. On top you could do little dollops of whipped cream (pipe it with a star tip if you have it) around the perimeter, more chopped nuts in the center, or a gaudy orange and green piped carrot.

Anyway nobody will care if the cake's good :)

about 12 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Looks gorgeous! A babka sounds great too!

about 13 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Lol @ the lopsided house. Sometimes I bake cakes that are very even, and sometimes they come out super lopsided. I'd say it's 50/50. So either the earth is shifting beneath my kitchen, or it's caused by something else.

Definitely try freezing the layers before frosting. It will make things so much easier. 15 minutes in the freezer, pull out and do a very quick and light crumb coat of frosting. Chill again for 10-15, then go back over with a thicker coat. It's the only way I can frost a decent looking cake.

about 13 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

They are Melomakarona, usually a Christmas cookie. I was going to make Koulourakia, a traditional Greek Easter cookie, but the bf drank all of the milk!

It's early in the day still and I think I will churn out a batch.

about 13 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Made a large batch of Greek cookies to bring for Easter dinner tomorrow.

Also a small batch of the absolutely delicious maple and brown sugar muffins I've posted about before. These things rock my socks every time I make them.

about 24 hours ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Quesadillas: just corn tortillas, melted cheese, some seasoning salt, and Cholula. Perfect.

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

No, I appreciate any advice! Like I said, I've never made them before.

Because I piped them smaller than the recipe called for, I wasn't sure when to pull them. I was worried I pulled them too early, so thank you for that.

As to the second comment--I know that is why chocolate usually seizes, but there is NO WAY any moisture got into the mix. I did the second batch in the microwave for this reason, with a clean dry bowl from the cupboard. I'm still scratching my head about it. The only thing I can come up with is maybe I heated it too much??

1 day ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Yes!!!

1 day ago
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

Lol I just wrote that about NBs in reply above!

Another cookie that tastes NOTHING like I remember it: Chips Ahoy. Blech.

1 day ago
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

Yes, Destrooper! I went and looked at the box after posting but forgot to update the name. They are SO good, definitely one of my favorite cookies.

Nutter Butters were a favorite when I was younger. I recently picked up a package of the mini ones from the liquor store for a snack and they are one of the only treats from childhood that still taste 100% the same to my adult taste buds. Really tasty.

1 day ago
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Cheese cracker round up?

Yes, that texture is what I've found off-putting about the recipes I've tried too. I think it has to do with the cheese, since mine used just flour (no cornmeal).

I've bookmarked this recipe to try and am very hopeful about it, just need to pick up some more cheddar: http://www.food.com/recipe/lee-bros-c...

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Good tips. Although I always rotate the pans. Even with a new, properly calibrated (nonconvection) oven, I find it's necessary to promote even baking with cookies.

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

No, I have not tried them. Good excuse for me to pick up some marconas too. Thanks!

1 day ago
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I left cooked veggies out all night - safe to eat?

I've been curious about this for a while. Did you get sick from rice from a restaurant, or at home? Can you identify any reason it made you sick, along the lines of what alkapal asked?

1 day ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

The bf brought home a box of Vanilla Sandwich cookies from WF. I'm not normally into prepackaged sandwich cookies, but these ones demand I eat one or two every time I walk by them in the kitchen.

1 day ago
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Cheese cracker round up?

I've made a few cheddar-based ones, but wasn't very into them. The first had a strange taste, the second a strange texture.

What didn't you like about the texture of the cornmeal ones in your photo, out of curiosity?

Apr 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Oh. I originally read that as "Flourless carrot cake" and was very confused.

Glad to hear it turned out well!

Apr 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Glad you liked them! They definitely grew on me and I found myself craving them once they were gone. Maybe I'll make another batch this weekend.

Apr 18, 2014
nothingswrong in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Both of those comments made me laugh!

Apr 18, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Taste like buttah. And cashews. Oh, cashews!

Apr 18, 2014
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

I can't believe this has never occurred to me. I'm going to try this soon, thanks!

Apr 18, 2014
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Spiced Jelly Beans Rule!

My mother always put jelly beans in our Easter eggs solely so she could pull out all of the licorice ones. We did not miss them.

Apr 17, 2014
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

I just bought a box of the Petit Ecoliers. Like you, I'm enjoying the 70% more now as an adult; as a kid I loved the milk chocolate. I find now that it's too rich.

I also love Pepperidge Farm Chessmen and Brussels.

Also a Belgian (I believe?) cookie, thin like a wafer, rectangular, with sliced almonds in it. It's a buttery brown sugar type cookie. Addictive as hell and perfect with espresso.

Apr 17, 2014
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Sodastream Updates 4/14-- still using it? Just dusting it? Don't remember where it is?

I don't have one, but have a few friends who got theirs 1-2 years ago. Only one of them uses the Sodastream with regularity. He was a soda addict, and loves the machine because he's completely weaned off of artificially sweetened drinks. Now, everything is done with real fruit juice + carbonated water. He does use it daily.

Apr 17, 2014
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