Flops & Fails

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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Fresh Sweet Cherry Pie

July 10, 2012
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If you’ve read here for any length of time, you all know that I don’t do a double crust pie. I love pie and you will find it in many forms here at Food Babbles but you will almost always find pies that only require a single crust. Once I did a lattice top that […]

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Strawberry Tofu “Cheesecake” ~ Secret Recipe Club

May 28, 2012

This month for Secret Recipe Club I was given the blog Enriching Your Kid. Shirley is a clinical psychologist turned stay-at-home mom who chronicles her recipes and attempts to make something both delicious as well as nutritious for her family. As I strolled through her blog, I wasn’t able to figure out exactly where Shirley […]

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Strawberry Lemon Macarons

April 25, 2012

In life, there are successes. Oh such sweet successes. Then there are the utter and complete disasters. This is one of those times. My macarons this month are not pretty. They are sad, little hollow, feetless failures. On the heels of such incredibles macs last month, I was terribly disappointed to find that not one […]

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Sourdough Bread ~ First on the First

December 1, 2011
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Let me begin by saying I love sourdough bread. I mean, I REALLY love sourdough. It is indeed my very favorite type of bread and the sad thing is that I can’t find good sourdough anywhere by me. I have been to countless bakeries sampling their version and just can’t find one I truly adore. So […]

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Me vs. Meringue

May 28, 2011

Lemon meringue pie… I absolutely love it. In fact, if I’m not mistaken, it also happens to be my grandmother’s favorite pie. I don’t know if I have a favorite pie (I just love them all so much!) but if I had to choose one, lemon meringue would definitely be in the running. I love […]

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The Steak That Wasn’t & Gingered Snow Peas and Carrots

March 12, 2011

How in the world do you mess up steak? It really can’t be done unless you over cook it, right? Well, that’s what I thought until the other night. You see, I made what was destined to be a simple yet delicious asian type marinade for this beautiful steak. A little soy sauce, a little […]

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