Tuesday, November 10, 2009

maple-pecan pie squares

maple-pecan pie squares

Mmm. I like to bake on Monday nights, both because I normally have the most time, and also because baking for the Bleier screenings has sort of become a tradition. And there are two things I really like, tradition and symmetry. So inevitably on Monday afternoon I  find myself scouring recipe blogs for something to make.

These Maple-Pecan Pie Squares caught my eye. In a very short amount of time, I had two 8x8 trays baking happily. It just involves the melting of many high calorie ingredients. I also made some homemade whipped cream, because that's easily my favorite part of eating pecan pie. Still I highly recommend them.

Friday, November 6, 2009

mastering the art of french cooking


So I started keeping a small list of kitchen related gadgets and books I wanted to acquire - more for my own reference than gift list purposes. Then yesterday a belated birthday box of gifts arrived from my Aunt, with a bunch of the kitchen stuff from my list that she had and didn't want.

My favorite thing in the box was probably this copy of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" which my Aunt said she picked up a thrift store a few years ago. I love that it already seems gently worn. I can't wait to break it open and cook something, although it might have to wait until finals have finished.