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Giveaway: Win a Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer

Purple Steak! (wrong order but it just sounds so fun!)

Bake the Book: First Prize Pies

pumpkin. i like it as a flan or baked custard, but something about the custard and thick gluey crust is just not appealing.

Cook the Book: 'Kitchen Confidence' by Kelsey Nixon

Potato Rolls - the dough is good in the fridge for over a week, and nothing amazes a crowd like fresh baked rolls!

Win Pop Chart Lab's 'Cooking Measurements Tea Towel'

Doubled an entire recipe of cookies. Except the flour!

Cook the Book: 'Daniel: My French Cuisine' by Daniel Boulud

I am currently in the process of making a 3 tiered "wedding" cake for a baby shower -- does that count?

Bake the Book: Puddin'

I am thinking that Dulce De Leche is going to be a winner - I am a sucker for all things caramel!

Cook the Book: 'Lighten Up, America!'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

It is seasonal. Summer needs a lemon sorbet. Midwinter something with tons of caramel and chocolate crunchies.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Phantom of the Fridge Secret Stash

Cheesecake -- Golden Girls style!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Prime Rib Roast -- What else is there?

Giveaway: Win a Copy of 'Winter Cocktails'

Winter is champagne / sparkling wine season! Thrown in some cranberries for thanskgiving, or ginger liquer any time!

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Baking Steel!

The works! More is more for my dad!

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Jumbo Cowboy Chop Steak

A beautiful baked potato with all the trimmings.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

"Daddy Burgers" -- what Dad grilled on Sunday afternoon when I was small. Not sure what it was -- but they were always the best!

Win Two Tickets to Taste of the Lower East Side, April 25th

My wife's is definitely Katz's. I will take her advice!

Win 2 Tickets to Sweetlife: A Music + Food Festival!

Superlative Apple Pie with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Please check the recipe -- you currently do not list butter as an ingredient for the dough.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I am with the other DC-er who hasn't made it to Ray's Hellburger yet .. I think we may be the only two!

Bake the Book: Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook

Lindt White Chocolate truffles! Or most belgian style white chocolate and fruit truffles

Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Creme fraiche, bacon, onions, gruyere -- Tarte Flambe!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Pork Belly Heaven Package

sauteed with spatzle and cheese .. mmm käsespätzle!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Chef Knife

Bell Peppers -- the shape makes it a challenge!

Gift Guide: For Cake Bakers

You may want to be careful on the cupcake caddy. I have two, one that looks like the one you posted, and one that looks like a plastic cupcake tray (much deeper holes for the cupcakes). The shallow spots for cupcakes often end up in tipped cupcakes. If anyone is looking, I'd recommend a carrier with the deeper cups.

What's the Best Bread for Stuffing?

I got my stuffing methodology from my father. For a few months before Thanksgiving (ok really year round because stuffing is great), I cube up any leftover heels of good bread, homemade, storebought, white, wheat, sourdough, sometimes even cheese bread. I toast them and throw them in ziplocs in the freezer. Then pull them all out and mix, and voila, a texturally interesting, flavorful stuffing! With the added bonus that I didn't actually have to buy any bread.

Cook the Book, Thanksgiving Special: Sam Sifton and Epicurious

My best success is having more desserts than people (group of 7, with pumpkin cheesecake, apple spice cupcakes with 2 frostings, walnt apple pie, cranberry caramel almond tartlets, sugarfree pumpkin custard, and sugarfree apple crisp). Odds are it will probably be my biggest fail as well.

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