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Birthday Brownie Cake Pops on Glo Sticks

Birthday Brownie Cake Pops on Glo Sticks
Comments : 14 Posted in : Dessert, Food TV Recipe Tests, Recipes on by : salernos
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The birthdays just keep coming.  This time my friend’s son who is fond of chocolate cake pops.  I tried sending over white chocolate/strawberry cake ones once and they just didn’t make the grade (a polite thanks but next time could you make all chocolate) so we’re back to chocolate.  I did give a little twist
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Recipe Test: Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese

Recipe Test:  Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese
Comments : 3 Posted in : Food photography, Food TV Recipe Tests, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This weekend’s episode was Chicken Canzanese and it looked so good I had to give it a try.  I was not disappointed nor was the family!  The chicken skin was crisp, the interior was moist and the sauce was fantastic.    This is a chicken meal that you could definitely serve to company and was
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Girlie Birthday cupcakes: Part II chocolate/maraschino cherry regular and minis

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As promised, here is the second half of the Girlie Birthday Cupcakes – the chocolate/maraschino cherry cupcakes and minis.  As I mentioned in Part I I  modified and combined several recipes.  For these, I used the Martha Stuart’s Strawberry Buttercream modified into Maraschino Cherry Buttercream and  Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes from Betty Crocker.  The minis
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Girlie Birthday cupcakes: strawberry/strawberry and chocolate/maraschino cherry regular and minis – Part I Strawberry

Comments : 3 Posted in : Dessert, Food TV Recipe Tests, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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      Since my kids are grown and away at school I don’t get the chance to practice my kid baking much anymore (although they do expect care packages).  Fortunately, I have friends and family that let me borrow theirs, so today I’m making cupcakes for my friend’s four year old pink girlie girl
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Recipe test: Rachael Ray’s You Won’t be Single for Long Vodka Pasta Sauce

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I know I haven’t always been kind to some of Rachael’s recipes, but this is one of my favorites.   I make it quite often and even follow the recipe You Won’t Be Single for Long Vodka Pasta Sauce pretty faithfully, which is quite unusual for me.  The only change I make is to start with
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Holiday Gifts – David Rocco’s Pesto

Comments : 1 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food TV Recipe Tests, gifts, Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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      Here’s a great, simple recipe for pesto from David Rocco.  Once you’ve made the recipe, place it in festive jars or plastic tubs for gifts (keeping a few for yourself of course).  In case you haven’t noticed, I like David Rocco and if you haven’t had the chance to watch his show
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