Monthly Archives: December 2010

Self-Guided Tour of LongTrail

When vacation hits I usually think of all the important tasks I need to get done: oil change, open new bank account, update cell phone, catch up on work before work starts up again. But, those things did not happen. … Continue reading

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No-Knead to Worry

This week has proven to be gluttonous, with excessive amounts of candy, cookies, chips and dip, and not so figure friendly dinners. One night it was baked macaroni and cheese (I could argue that it’s not that bad for you) … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers Challenge: Stollen

The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Wrap-up

After a marathon of baking on Christmas Eve it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the post-Christmas relief. This Christmas people were especially generous. I received all I asked for and more. But some little surprises made their way … Continue reading

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Christmas Favorite: Chocolate Crinkles

There is one cookie that surpasses them all on the Christmas cookie platter: chocolate crinkles. They have a chewy, fudgy center with a sweet exterior. The chocolate cookie is not too sweet, yet will satisfy a chocolate and cookie lovers … Continue reading

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Gift Guide: Peppermint Bark

Another great inexpensive holiday gift or stocking stuffer is homemade candy. I’ve seen numerous amounts of peppermint bark this year from Ghiradelli, to Lindt, and kisses. Why spend $5 on a tiny portion when you can spend the same amount … Continue reading

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9th Day of Cookies: Snickerdoodle

I had never heard of a snickerdoodle until about four years ago when I was working a desk job. One of my co-workers brought in their famous cookie, and I was delighted to try it. The cookie didn’t spark my … Continue reading

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