Monthly Archives: March 2013

Learn to make cake

My recent coffee crunch cake and chocolate cakes experiments, having turned out so well, makes me want to try more! But before I do, I’m thinking about enrolling in this cake-baking course from America’s Test Kitchen…one of Dad’s Helpers :). Here’s the infomercial….
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Pecan bar thingies

OK, this recipe is the most decadent, delicious and delightful dessert recipe you’re likely to find here on DRB. The Queen (it’s all her fault) contributed this recipe from a friend who brought these little devils to a church potluck. You may know those church potluck cooks—they feel no guilt making their most delectable, diet-wrecking, downright tasty dishes to church potlucks when they’d never make them for their foodie friends. God love ’em.

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Dicing onions

yellow_onionsSo many recipes start with diced onions…chili, pasta sauces, casseroles, you name it. So, knowing the standard and very effective way to dice an onion will save you lots of time and possibly angst, as well as make you feel like you’re really getting better at the basic cooking tasks that help you become a more competent, confident cook. I’d have done my own video, by can’t think of how to improve on this one. Continue reading

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