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Mousse au Chocolat!

13 Jan
So I might have gotten Julia Child’s “The French Chef” on DVD for Christmas. I might have also watched an excessive amount of it this holiday season. So filled with urge to master the art of French cooking, I thought a lovely mousse might do the trick. I went to my cookbook shelf but, Mon Dieu! Mastering the Art of French Cooking was on top shelf and both the kitchen stool and my 6 foot tall father were nowhere in sight. Additionally, this mousse was being served at a dinner party (which my family will tell is just about the LAST time you want to experiment with new recipes). So instead, I opted for this mousse recipe which I made with success several years ago and which was conveniently stowed on a lower shelf.

The Perfect Food

11 Jan
Bacon. Do not argue with me. Good bacon is, in fact, PERFECT. My apologies to every Jew, everywhere (including my roommate) – your people missed the boat such salty, sweet (albeit unclean) goodness that my heart weeps for you every time I hear the word kosher. Though, my roommate is not actually kosher. She’s just nuts and dislikes the one food that can improve absolutely ANYTHING. However being the wonderful roommate she is, she has embraced my own love for bacon and allows me to gleefully cook with it in our apartment – which usually means she says something like, “Yes, you can cook that chicken corn chowder in the same pot you cooked the bacon in.” Additionally she bought me one of these for Christmakuh. SOOO tasty. I had previously enjoyed the milk chocolate and bacon bar from Vosges, but this dark chocolate bar was even better. Are you too a bacon enthusiast? Well, you’re in LUCK!

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Ain’t No Challah Back Girl

11 Jan

So after the Great Disappearing Challah Incident of 2009 (you know, that time the guests at our Chanukah party greedily ate all of the beautiful freshly baked challah bread before my roommate or I could photographically document its existence on this good earth), I felt the need to return to Challah bread. You know, so I could proved that I was not, in fact, lying to you all.

So here it is: Challah bread! New! Improved! FULL OF CHOCOLATE!

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Honey-Glazed Rack of Lamb

29 Dec

After struggling in Christmases past to get the appropriate doneness on large (and absurdly expensive) cuts of meat, my father swore off prime rib this year and suggested I come up with some solution. Never fear! Rack of lamb is here! An excellent cut of meat that can be prepared in under an hour, and despite the fact that you didn’t slave over a hot stove all day long, your guests will still be wildly impressed with tasty, melt in your mouth goodness.

Sound like a plan? Follow me!

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The ROOMMATE SPEAKS…and she says, “HAPPY HOLIDAYS!”

26 Dec

Greetings all! At last I, the mysterious roommate, forced by my Christmas break separation from my dearest room/blogmate, have decided to take matters into my own hands and share with you all what I’ve been cooking up this holiday season. While still in New York, my lovely roommates and I hosted (in my opinion) a most excellent Hanukkah replete with Jewish goodies of every kind (i.e. Challah, Latkes, a cake shaped and frosted like a dreidel). But, alas, all photographic documentation of said event lies on my roommates’ camera, and since we are no longer located in the same apartment, it is much more difficult for me to goad her into making a blog post.

SO – Onward to Christmas!