Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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After reading so many blog entries about homemade ice cream and sorbets, I decided to give in and purchase an ice cream maker two days ago. As soon as I got home, I opened the box like a fortunate kid on Christmas day and placed the bowl in the freezer for future use. I then […]

Daring Kitchen Challenge: Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake

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Interesting Daring Kitchen conversation about the name of this cheesecake: Daring Baker (DB) 1: Are you sure you mean infamous and not famous? Infamous means “having a reputation of the worst kind: notoriously evil’! Big Grin” DB2: Ha, you haven’t met my friend Abbey. *grin* Me: Then if Abbey is the infamous one, shouldn’t it […]

Homemade White Bread

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I made my first loaf of homemade bread about a week ago! Since homemade bread only lasts 2-3 days on the counter, I cut up the bread and placed it in foil and ziploc bags (2 slices each). So, whenever I want some bread, I just take out a bag and place the slices in […]

Key Lime Pie

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For months I have been craving Key Lime Pie. I don’t know what prevented me from making it. I guess it was because I didn’t want an entire pie in my house, because I know I will end up eating all of it instead of sharing it with my colleagues. 🙂 [Hey! I’m an only […]

Calzone/Calzoni

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Many people in the U.S. mispronounce and misuse the Italian word calzone. First, it has 3 syllables [kal-ZO-ne(h)], not 2 [kal-ZONE] (insert BUZZER SOUND here!). Second, calzone refers to one doughy envelope of yummy fillings, while calzoni refers to more than one, not calzones (insert appalled gasp here). I usually make the pizza dough from […]