Daring Bakers: Cannoli

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The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She […]

Mascarpone Cheese

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To accompany the pastry for the Daring Baker’s challenge this month, I made homemade mascarpone cheese and converted it into a filling. This was the first batch of cheese I’ve ever made, and it was surprisingly very easy. After using the filling in my pastry, I gave the rest of the filling to my walking […]

Chicken Spaghetti

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I’m leaving for Oklahoma tomorrow morning to spend Thanksgiving with my grandmother, mom, aunts, and cousins. I’ll be cooking the majority of the food since only one of all the aforementioned family members know how to cook. I don’t mind, though. I enjoy cooking and baking all of these goodies and knowing that they are […]

Pan de muertos and GREAT NEWS!

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This post is long overdue. I made this bread for my “stepdaughters” for El Día de los Muertos around the beginning of November. I got the recipe from What’s Cooking, which is full of authentic Mexican recipes and excellent photography. This bread took a while to make because I was working on another culinary project […]