Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year, Y’all!

I am on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina, but just wanted to stop in and wish you a happy new year. I hope you have great plans that involve a lot of Champagne. I can’t wait to tell you about … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers Challenge: Gingerbread House

Happy Holidays everyone! After visiting family, opening presents and feasting, I’d like to tell you about December’s Baking Challenge. I actually made a gingerbread house! Many thanks to A for her creative input and the use of her Kitchen Aid … Continue reading

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Small Bites at the Front Room

There were so many things to celebrate last night that I called my friend Dawn of Appetite Portland to meet me at The Front Room. Since I now live up on Munjoy Hill, I got right to work exploring my … Continue reading

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Baking FAIL

I utterly failed at making a cheesecake last night. And this is the most simple incarnation of a cheesecake out there. Simple, but delicious, you’d like to think it’s impossible to mess up. But I found a way. It was … Continue reading

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Mushroom Bourguignon

This dish, based on Julia Childs’ Beef Bourguignon, is great for when it’s cold outside, you’re on a budget, and you don’t have a lot of time to put dinner on the table. (Check, check, and check.) I used Smitten … Continue reading

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Obscure Holiday Cocktail Tasting

My friends and I (the authors of Appetite Portland, Portland Food Map, and Edible Obsessions) conducted an Obscure Holiday Cocktail Tasting the other night. To start, we had a Whiskey Mac (shown upper right in photo): 1 1/2 oz. whiskey … Continue reading

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Herbed Maine Shrimp Dip

It’s Maine shrimp season! How bout making some delicious dip? (Great for party potlucks.) Herbed Maine Shrimp DipAdapted from Bon Appetit 1 pound uncooked Maine shrimp meat2 green onions, coarsely chopped1 shallot, chopped2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill1 cup cream cheese, … Continue reading

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