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Decadent & (Pretty) Easy Chocolate Mousse

Swirl. Swirl. Stir with a fork. Swirl. . . . → Read More: Decadent & (Pretty) Easy Chocolate Mousse

Anatomy of a Pie

Peaches and a Pie

I know I’ve mentioned before that I’m not great at baking (I remember the terrible croissant catastrophe of ’99 like it was yesterday). I am trying improve though. I think the main problem is that I just don’t bake very often, nor did I grow up in a household where there was a lot of baking going on — more often than not, there was cheese being melted on something.

In the past, I have been known to try my hand at scones or muffins, but cakes and pies are very elusive. But…jwa wanted a pie for his birthday and I was feeling somewhat optimistic, if not downright inspired. You see, last week, I read this post on Gotham Gal’s blog. Wow, her recipe looked completely scrumptious. Pie, peaches, caramel, brown sugary crumble? How could you go wrong with that? As I learned, aside form a couple of minor missteps — brought on by my own baking limitations, I’m sure — you really can’t.

For the one pie I had baked previously (pumpkin, for last Thanksgiving), I used a pie crust recipe that turned out very well. I decided not to monkey with my . . . → Read More: Anatomy of a Pie

Grilled Cheese Day! Yay!

It was good. That is all. . . . → Read More: Grilled Cheese Day! Yay!

Avocado Gazpacho II: Electric Boogaloo

Serve with chips and a variety of hot sauces for the more adventurous — perhaps even use as a side with tacos, like we do (that way you can drizzle some on each taco bite). Mmm! . . . → Read More: Avocado Gazpacho II: Electric Boogaloo

Chicken with Asparagus & Pistachios

This is a pretty tasty, moderately fast week night dinner! . . . → Read More: Chicken with Asparagus & Pistachios