First on the First

Balsamic Blueberry Mille-Feuille

May 1, 2014
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Mille-feuille, also known as Napoleon is a traditional French dessert. I’m sure you’ve enjoyed it many times. I love seeing the flaky, gorgeous, chocolate and vanilla swirled tops of mille-feuille through the glass at the bakery. Mille-feuille is made up of three layers of puff pastry and in between those golden layers are layers of […]

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Garlic Naan

April 1, 2014
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Naan is something I’ve come to love these days. I’ve always enjoyed it when I’ve eaten out or even store brought brands for snacking on. I love spreading naan with hummus and topping it with fresh veggies as a light lunch or afternoon snack. I also realized that naan makes an amazing pizza! Since that […]

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Classic Beef Wellington

March 1, 2014
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Let’s talk about culinary challenges. What’s on your “bucket list?” Anything you really aspire to tackle and succeed at? That’s what First on the First is really all about. This month we took on Beef Wellington. Tender beef, meaty mushrooms, thin prosciutto, all wrapped in golden puff pastry.  That really was something that was on […]

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

January 1, 2014
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Happy New Year!! What’s not to love about the title of this classic English dessert? Sticky toffee? YES! Pudding? Count me in. Prior to this month’s First on the First, had I ever tried sticky toffee pudding? Nope. Actually, I’d never even heard of it but when I heard the name I knew it had […]

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Homemade Candy Canes

December 1, 2013
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Happy Sunday! Perhaps you’ve noticed I skipped out on The Weekend Whisk this weekend. Sorry but I’ll be back next weekend with a few pictures from my time at Mixed this past week, recipes galore and of course, a glimpse into the life o’ me from the coming week. I’m sure it will be adventurous and […]

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Cherry Chocolate Eton Mess

July 1, 2013
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Eton Mess where have you been all my life? Seriously. Before this month’s First on the First challenge, I’d never eaten or made Eton Mess. After having had it, it makes me so sad that I’ve missed out on 35 years of eating this amazing dessert. Obviously, I’m a huge dessert person but this is one […]

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Mallowmars Banana Trifle – #FirstOnTheFirst

April 1, 2013
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This month for First on the First, Carrie suggested we try our hand at making banana pudding. At first I thought to myself, “Alright, I suppose if someone has never made pudding before from scratch that would be a bit of a challenge but why did she specifically choose banana as a flavor?” It seemed […]

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White Cake with Raspberry Lemon Filling – First On The First

March 1, 2013
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You may be wondering what does white cake with raspberry lemon filling have to do with First on the First. Sure, I’ve made a cake before. Lots of them. This cake is all about the decorating. Yes, it’s not perfect by any means but I’m pretty darn proud of this bright, happy little cake. This […]

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Florentine Brittle – #FirstOnTheFirst

February 1, 2013
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When things go wrong in the kitchen sometimes you just have to adapt and overcome. Florentine cookies were one of those situations. For First on the First this month, Carrie and I decided to choose something easy to make. Florentines, also sometimes called Lace Cookies are crisp Italian almond cookies with a little orange zest […]

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Cannoli Roulade – #FirstOnTheFirst

January 1, 2013
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Roulade, swiss roll, jelly roll, cake roll. There are so many names but whatever you call it, a spongy cake rolled around any number of fillings is just plain good!  This month for First on the First, Carrie and I challenged all of you to make a swiss roll. Truth be told, this is not […]

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Vietnamese Cinnamon Rugelach – #FirstOnTheFirst & The Weekend Whisk 12/1/12

December 1, 2012
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Cookie making season is officially upon us. We are in the midst of the holidays which means that we are all likely shifting life into baking overdrive. I know I am! And I’ve had cookies on the brain. Surprisingly it isn’t for the normal reason which for most people is because Christmas is this month […]

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Apple Pumpkin Bread Pudding ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

October 1, 2012
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Bread pudding feels like it’s something I probably should have made in the past. When Carrie suggested it, I couldn’t believe it was something I hadn’t made before. As I did a little research on exactly how to make it and started formulating my idea I realized, I have kind of made this a few […]

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Watermelon Gazpacho & The Weekend Whisk ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

September 1, 2012
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Soon we will be bidding summer a fond farewell. Some of us will be sending it off and not looking back, ready to be rid of the horrific heat waves that wafted over the country this year. I won’t be too sad to see summer go, not because I was miserable in the heat but […]

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Chicken Chorizo Empanadas ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

August 1, 2012
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Empanadas are one of my all-time favorite foods. I’m lucky because my sister-in-law is Dominican so any time there’s a family event or dinner at my brother’s house, surely there will be empanadas served. I’m also fortunate to work in an area that has a ridiculous amount of Columbian, Portuguese, Peruvian, Uruguayan, Cuban, and Dominican […]

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Peppermint Patties ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

July 1, 2012

This month for First on the First we did things just a little differently. Normally, we all make the same thing while putting our own personal spin on the assignment. This month Carrie and I decided we wanted to make candy. But not just any candy. The challenge then became to recreate your favorite candy. […]

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