Daring Cooks?: Creamy Mushroom Sauce and Homemade Pasta

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I wrote “Daring Cooks” with a question mark in the title because I didn’t really follow the instructions in this challenge (and I’m two days late!), but I was inspired by one of the dishes we were requested to make with one of the nut butters. The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by […]

Daring Bakers: Pavlovas, Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse, and Crème Anglaise

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The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard. I did it! Even in the midst of the yellow cake experiment, […]

Daring Cooks: Stacked Enchiladas and Giveaway Winner

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¡Hola! from the land of Daring Cooks. Our hosts this month, Barbara of Barbara Bakes and Bunnee of Anna+Food have chosen a delicious Stacked Green Chile & Grilled Chicken Enchilada recipe in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The recipe, featuring a homemade enchilada sauce, was found on www.finecooking.com and written by Robb Walsh. Yes, I’m […]

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 […]