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Italian Risotto Dumplings January 18, 2014

Filed under: Daring Cook Challenges — Cisa @ 3:21 am
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I’ve finally gotten back into doing the challenges from the Daring Kitchen, which is lucky because this month the challenge was Arancine – Italian dumplings made of risotto and stuffed with a meat sauce and fresh mozzarella. These little buggers were a lot of fun to make, and really filling. It was my first time making a risotto, let alone trying to shape and fry it, but the good news is I only set off the fire alarm the one time!

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2014….WHOOOOPIE!! January 6, 2014

Filed under: Daring Baker Challenges,Kitchen Catastrophes — Cisa @ 9:31 pm
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I’m sorry, that was a terrible word play, but it does lead in to the December challenge from the Daring Baker’s group. This month’s recipe was whoopie pies. when I think whoopie pies I for some reason think southern US. I’m really not sure why, but that’s what pops into my head…and makes me feel like I should pair these with iced tea. Anyway, here’s a fun recipe for soft cakey cookies filled with a marshmallow creme. For a holiday twist these ones were rolled in crushed candy canes.

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