Monthly Archives: November 2009

What The Puck?

OK, really bad title, I know.  But how could I resist? I’m bright red as I confess that even though I watched part of the show, I missed the news that mayoral candidate Annise Parker’s appearance last week on the … Continue reading

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Zebra Cake? Icebox Cake? Easy Cake.

This cake was one of my favorites as a child.  We called it zebra cake, because you get zebra stripes when you slice it. As I got more and more into baking, I would run across mentions of icebox cake.  … Continue reading

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Shaker Lemon Pie with My Meyer Lemons

Plucked from our very own tree, two beautiful Meyer lemons. I’d promised to take another crack at the Shaker Lemon Pie almost exactly a month ago.  Thanksgiving morning, I was inspired to deliver. All credit and praise to Tartine Bakery … Continue reading

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Pie Crust Epiphany – or – Pastry Demands Precision, Rewards Same

OK, technically, this is flaky tart dough.  The recipe comes from Tartine, the cookbook from the bakery of the same name.  I was making the dough for Shaker Lemon Pie, however, and tart epiphany sounded not as good and could … Continue reading

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Soggy Pumpkin Pie Solution #2 – Fortified Crust

The fried pies received universal acclaim.  Allen ate five on Monday, saving me from the task of batting clean-up on the second batch. Since we fried two turkeys Thanksgiving morning, I skipped another round of fried pies.  I would have … Continue reading

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Soggy Pumpkin Pie Solution #1 – Fried Pies

I am in charge of desserts this Thanksgiving, a responsibility I do not take lightly.  On the one hand, I want to maintain tradition, and few are more exalted than the pumpkin pie.  On the other, I want to wow … Continue reading

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Men Who Look Like Kenny Rogers: Law Enforcement Edition

I have tried to carry my camera with me from time to time, since I started blogging, just in case I run across something that I feel compelled to share. Driving down San Jacinto in downtown a week ago, I … Continue reading

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