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Not As Good As Pork Cracklins

misadventures in cooking

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chocolate Cappuccino Cookies

Wow! Thanks, Anna!

(Recipe here and here, if you're interested. You should be.)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cranberry Walnut Bread

This would make the perfect turkey sandwich, except that I got started on it too late for it to be ready by dinner time. It's so amazingly good, that I'm a little worried it's not going to be around by tomorrow. It would also be excellent with cheese, if it lasted that long.

The recipe is by Rose Levy Beranbaum and can be found in The Bread Bible and also on her blog. I followed the directions in the book, and see now that there are some improvements on her blog that I wish I had noticed earlier. Regardless, my resulting bread is absolutely fabulous and I plan to make it a holiday tradition.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Less Than Optimal...

... can still be acceptable.

Abigail Johnson Dodge's Emergency Blender Cupcakes with Flo Braker's Egg White Frosting

Saturday, November 22, 2008


[kale, butterhead lettuce, tatsoi, turnips, squash, sweet potato, sweet peppers, hot peppers, garlic, eggs, coffee]

I'm sad. I can't be in two places at one time. I want to be in Arizona, but I need to be here. The only thing easing my sadness is that Jess asked me to pick up her farmshare. I love Jess. She is an amazing person, and my life is better because of her.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cinnamon Date Muffins

I was sleeping quite soundly until my son accidentally woke me up. Poor boy. It's not his fault his mother is an insomniac. He was simply coming home from a show at 2 in the morning. When I was 22, did I stay out that late and still get up for work the next day? I doubt it. But maybe.

What to do when you can't sleep? I can think of lots of things, but few (ok, only one) better than baking. And baking at least means that everyone else gets to wake up to fresh muffins.

These pretend to be healthy, with some whole grains and dried fruit, but they're really just cinnamon date muffins. Don't try to be something you're not. If you're a muffin, admit you're a muffin!