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January 23, 2011 in notfood1 comment

Ziploc Pancakes?

Mmm, Ziploc pancakes

What happens when you squeeze fit all the leftover pancakes into one Ziploc container? You get branded pancakes, that’s what, in two senses of the word. Other than the branding, they’re pretty neat orange cloud pancakes from the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking cookbook, aka The One I Yap About All The Time. I’d write it up, but, you know, I accidentally made them without the butter. I wouldn’t want to deprive you of a description of the butter-ful version of the pancakes, you know.

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January 5, 2011 in cookies5 comments

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: Not Just for Christmas Anymore

Choco yum yum

I think I just ate the last of these. And boy, do I miss them already.

Some cookies are destined to the holiday ghetto: unique and lovely, yet irretrivably intertwined with Christmas. Cookies like Mexican wedding cakes, or rum balls, or nut cups only make an appearance in December.

These chocolate sandwich cookies with peppermint filling are different. Grandma D. made them every year for Christmas, but their warm chocolate and fresh mint flavors work anytime. They’re made from an easy-to-work-with rich chocolate dough, rolled out and cut out and baked, and then paired to sandwich a peppermint-flavored buttercream frosting filling. Read more on Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: Not Just for Christmas Anymore…