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bye May 1, 2007

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i’m moving

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look, cookies March 23, 2007

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i know it’s been a long time since i’ve posted, but with all the procrastinating and the avoiding cooking tactics and the whining about how my computer doesn’t like wordpress i just haven’t had the time. i felt guilty though. i’m the one who said i wanted to learn how to cook, nobody twisted my arm. so in the spirit of being a big girl, i borrowed some ready  to bake cookies and an oven and voila!
cookies
yummy cookies. it wasn’t so bad. i might even do it again.

adventures in fruitcake January 13, 2007

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somewhere in october i became obsessed with fruitcake. i’d never had it or really had an interest in it before, but i had to make one or two or three. the more i tried to dismiss the idea the worse it got. i had to make fruitcake. so, after taking out a loan to afford the ingredients i found a recipe and got to work. 
dried prunes
i had to take a picture of these because i think they look like sugar glazed water bugs.

chopped dried fruit
it ended up being a lot easier than i thought, mostly just chopping.

fruitcake batter
and mixing
cooling the fruitcake
and then baking
fruitcake wrapped in muslin
actually, the hardest part was remembering to douse it in rum every week for a month or so. fruitcake definitely requires planning.
backhouse recipe fruitcake
it was totally worth the effort, so delicious and pretty too.

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pandowdy December 2, 2006

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pear pandowdy
just when you thought there wouldn’t be any actual cooking on this blog, i present to you pear pandowdy.

first, just let me say that although i followed all of the directions pretty closely i did not have a proper pan to cook it in. it doesn’t really say in the recipe either but you should use a shallow pan so you have more room for the dough. as you can see, my dough got all scrunched together. i also think it would have cooked better in a different pan. i also do not own an electric mixer so i had to do it all by hand, poor me. that said, it was pretty delicious and even better the next day. it turned out pretty good for my first time working with any type of dough besides store bought cookie dough, which by the way caused a nice footstompin’ hissyfit when i couldn’t get it to stop sticking to the counter, the rolling pin, me…

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drawmo! the last November 30, 2006

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drawmo! #29 November 29, 2006

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drawmo! #28 November 28, 2006

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drawmo! #27 November 27, 2006

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drawmo! #’s 25 & 26 November 26, 2006

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drawmo! #24 November 24, 2006

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