Category Archives: special occasion treat

Timpano… also known as Delicious Extra DEEP Dish Pie Full of Italian Goodies

My Maryland Cooking Club theme this month was “Food from a Movie.”  I had come across mention of the Timpano from Big Night years ago and remember many people commenting on how they’d never made it because it seemed daunting. … Continue reading

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The Donut Project

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.  I went … Continue reading

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Teeny Taco Cupcakes

I set out to make some pumpkin spice cupcakes today but apparently there is a shortage of pumpkin and it won’t be back until maybe the end of September.  Really?  That is some sad-face foodie news.  Well, as we say … Continue reading

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Cake Truffles: Peanut Butter and Banana Beauties

I know a lot of people scared to make a cake from scratch.  It really doesn’t  take that much longer to make a scratch cake (I swear!) and they taste soooo much better.  So much better, you won’t want to … Continue reading

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Peanut butter & Jelly Sandwich Cake

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Even if you didn’t eat them growing up, they make you think of childhood and school lunches.  When I was in grade school, there were 2 brands of peanut butter and you could get smooth … Continue reading

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Spicy-Cheesy Tamales with Pineapple-Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Cooking Club last month was themed Christmas in July and before I read the actual text of the evite I must admit I thought she was nuts.  My first thoughts were “Maaaaannnn I don’t want to cook heavy winter food now. I … Continue reading

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