Caramelized Onion Burgers

Time was often not spent so efficiently in cooking school, and one morning our only task was to make French Onion Soup. We were separated into teams of two and lined up at our lengthy stove to watch onions caramelize and people cry from the sulfurous fumes while testing everyone’s patience for three hours. The …

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Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger-Pecan Crust

This month’s Cake Slice Bakers recipe was a perfect choice for November! Rich with Fall flavors like pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon and pecans, this is a creamy and very rich dessert, perfect for a Thanksgiving (or any other) celebration. I mentioned before that one of the reasons I joined the Cake Slice group is because I haven’t made …

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Brooklyn Blackout Cakelets

It’s time once again for a Slice of Cake (aka The Cake Slice monthly baker’s group)!  This month’s cake is the Brooklyn Blackout Cake, which is a cake that was once made by now-defunct Ebinger’s Bakery, but which lives on in Brooklyn’s fondest memories.  Apparently, lots of people have attempted to recreate the cake, with varying levels …

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Banana Boston Cream Pie

Sorry y’all – I’m a few days late posting for this month’s Cake Slice. I unexpectedly had to go out of town for a week, so I made sure to make this cake the day before I left, but then didn’t get the post put together in time. It’s all my sister’s fault. That’s my …

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Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

A few weeks ago, I had a four-day weekend and it was glorious. Whenever that happens, I like to plan some meals that are a little more labor intensive. There is something special about cranking up the music and spending the afternoon in the kitchen. On Friday, I tried my hand at making homemade ravioli …

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