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Browsing Archive: August, 2011

Dutch Magic Tart

Posted by Emma Barker on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : Desserts 


I love to bake things for people. When a friend's birthday rolls it around, I like to use it as an excuse to fire up the oven. But sometimes I don't feel like baking a cake. I make a lot of cookies, but after awhile those don't feel as special anymore. That's when I start to pull out the weird recipes. A few days ago, I decided to bake this tart for a birthday party I was going to. It may not have candles you can lick frosting off of, but it's fun to make and even more fun to try to explain ...
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Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Posted by Emma Barker on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, In : entrees 


Lately, I've been up to a whole lot of nothin'. Being unemployed was kind of relaxing at first, but now I feel about ready to have some structure in my life. At the moment, my job is finding a job. Hopefully I'll be promoted soon to the position of having a job. Until then, I get to enjoy having lots of time to make myself lunch.
 
Barbecue sauce is weird, because it's made out of things that seem like they shouldn't go together but actually totally should: tomato sauce, vinegar, and molasses...
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Blackberry Strudel

Posted by Emma Barker on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Desserts 


Whip some cream and put it on top of your strudel...
 
 
But hold on a minute. Before I tell you how my friends and I pulled off the diamond heist of the century only to end up in the interrogation room at the Davis Police Station, let me take you back to the beginning...
~enter flashback~
 
It was a hot and beautiful day in June. The sun was sifting through the green leaves of the redwood trees onto a
 patch of wild blackberry bushes,
all thorns and not a berry to be seen. Inside the plants,...
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Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Posted by Emma Barker on Monday, August 1, 2011, In : Desserts 


The cookies I make are like a story I tell over and over, changing slightly with every retelling to highlight the parts which seem the most relevant. Little adjustments to the recipe can yield cookies that are chewy or crunchy, sweet or buttery, nutty or chocolatey, or anything else I can imagine.

When my roommate's sister came to visit, I decided to make chewy, chocolate cookies studded with chocolate chips and chunks of walnuts. We ate them while enjoying Sean Connery's voicing of the drag...

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