October 2010

Daring Bakers Challenge: Salted Apple Caramel Bourbon Glazed Donuts.

October 29, 2010

So I have to be completely honest. This post was going to be about something else entirely. I had every intention of doing a post to tie in with my guest post for Eating Rules – October: Unprocessed project. It was going to be a baked good that was completely unprocessed, with whole grains, vegan even. I had written it all out, and all I needed to do was tweak the recipe, when I realized it was the day before the Daring Baker’s Challenge was due. So I bounced over there with EVERY intention of posting in the forums stating “I won’t be able to make the challenge this month…” and then I SAW the challenge. DONUTS. I’ve always wanted to make donuts. Damn it. So I caved and made the exact opposite of a healthy whole grained baked good. I made a salted apple caramel bourbon glazed donut. Yep. I caved real bad. But what the hey, these suckers are worth it. The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.

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Eating Rules: Maple Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Unprocessed

October 28, 2010

I recently did a guest post over at EatingRules.com for the October: Unprocessed project. For those who don’t know about the project, Andrew of Eating Rules challenged people to eat unprocessed food for the month of October. My post was for a Maple Spiced Pumpkin Pie. Go over there to check it out!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes and Don’t Forget the Homos! BlogHer Food 2010 recap

October 16, 2010

“Don’t forget the HOMOS!” shouted David Leite of Leite’s Culinaria during our first day of BlogHer Food. It’s true that nearly 93.7% of the attendants were women (I’m making that statistic up, but since it has three significant digits, I probably sound like I know what I’m talking about), and 5.6% were gay men (leaving the 0.7% straight men and “other”). We, the homos, were in danger of being overlooked. Gay men HATE being overlooked. Well, okay, I generalize. I hate being overlooked (which probably explains the ridiculous outfits I wore to the conference afterparties). Apparently David Leite does too.

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A Trip to Oregon and Back featuring Blackberry Peach Ginger Pie and Homemade Pizza

October 4, 2010

“You’re not talking smack are you? You’re really going to bake for us when you come up to visit?” This is my friend Sue, politely inquiring on whether or not I was being honest with my intentions when I visited her in Portland Oregon. I assured her that I was. In fact, AJ and I ended up making dinner for her, her husband, and a few of their friends. Two pizzas and a peach blackberry pie for dessert to be exact, our specialty “pie and pie” dinner.

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