Category Archives: Pastry

LEAVE THE GUN, TAKE THE CANNOLI

Who doesn’t love this line from The Godfather? Classic. Who doesn’t love a good cannoli? Hmm, I’m not 100% on that one. Yet. As I typed the title to this entry, one thought swam through my brain.  How many others … Continue reading

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PUMPKINNY – My October Fresh Pumpkin Frenzy

OK, so this pumpkin post was supposed to be my Halloween post, or just an October/Autumn/Fall post. It’s now one month later, but hey, it’s still Autumn/Fall, so that counts for something! I’m sure a lot of you fellow food … Continue reading

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Easy Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) + Halloween FINGER food!

Pho Ga. Ever hear of it? It’s Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup. This is NOT your Bubbes’ Chicken Noodle Soup, but it’s just as soothing and just as delicious, albeit a lot more spiced and exotic. I like to call it … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Breads, Cookies, Daring Cooks, Dessert, Dinner, Holiday, Lunch, Pasta, Pastry, Poultry, Soups/Stews, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 72 Comments

Homemade Puff Pastry and Vols-Au-Vents

How to Make Puff Pastry The real Puff Daddy, right? “You’re tall, do your exercises by the window where the ledge you can hold onto is higher”; “You’re tall, can you grab that off the shelf for me?”.  HUH? This is … Continue reading

Posted in Amuse Bouche, Appetizers, Beef, Breakfast, Daring Bakers, Dessert, Dinner, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Pastry, Pies/Tarts, Seafood, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , | 91 Comments

By George, It’s a Bakewell Tart! (OR TWO)

Just to give you all a heads up, since this month’s Daring Bakers Challenge is a British treat, I’m officially British for this entry – spelling and all.  I’m sure my dialect will come from many different regions of England considering … Continue reading

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