February 16-28 links

No leap-year this year. But still plenty of interesting articles for the last half of this month:

  1. The Perfect Menu. Now Change It.
  2. White House Chef Whips Up Desserts With Chemistry
  3. The Six-Legged Meat of the Future
  4. Pop-up Today at The Golden State: Pie, Beer and Scoops Gelato
  5. Chef fulfills chocolate dreams
  6. Hi, I’m Your Server. Scan Me.
  7. My Unhealthy Diet? It Got Me This Far

February Daring Bakers’ Challenge

The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies.

I found both the cookies and the panna cotta to be easy to make and involved ingredients I had on hand. Both items were well-liked by my roommates and were eaten almost instantly.

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Sour Cream Pound Cake

This week I made Sour Cream Pound Cake. It was made with non-fat sour cream, but still tasted good. My roommates ate almost all of it, so that’s a good sign that it looked as good as it tasted. Pretty basic recipe with items you generally have on hand.

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When life gives you lemons…

…and all of these other ingredients,

(flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, eggs, baking powder, sour cream, lemons, poppy seeds)


I made 6 muffins and 1 loaf because I don’t have a muffin tin that holds 12 muffins.

They are truly easy to make and are quite tasty, too!

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February 1-15 links

Happy February! Also, happy…Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit-my year!), Boy Scout Day, President’s Day, Valentines Day, Black History Month, and American Heart Month! Did you know so many holidays happen in February? Such a short month, and so much going on-including what’s happening in the following articles: (nice segue, huh?)

Next Up: Lasagna Cupcakes

North-South divide heats up corn bread debate

The knish king

An Ace in the Hole

Sports Bar Menus Change, but Not Too Much

Chocolate Savories For Your Sweet