Author Archives: bakingnotwriting

About bakingnotwriting

I'm a writer who is always baking! Or a baker who is always writing...No. Other way around.

Eggs of the Devil

My Aunt and Uncle’s first date hinged on deviled eggs. I am unclear on the story and somewhat puzzled how they ended up married (going on 50-something years) because apparently, my Aunt-to-be put the deviled eggs on the bottom of … Continue reading

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Fancy Food Show: Candy Edition

Here are the top 5 trends from the Winter Fancy Food Show: Sriracha. Wasn’t that big a while ago? Weird chips (like pasta chips or sprouted wheat) Stuff with mint Low-sugar, nasty sounding drinks (though what I mostly saw was … Continue reading

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My Personal Awards from the Winter Fancy Food Show

I attended the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco last week. For those of you who have never heard of it, this is a trade show for people who make or import specialty food stuffs to peddle their wares to … Continue reading

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Applesauce in the Oven

When your apples are too far gone for pie, make applesauce. And when you are too lazy to make applesauce, make oven applesauce. I did see that the Barefoot Contessa had a recipe for applesauce in the oven, but I … Continue reading

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When Only Bread Baked by a Cranky Frenchman Will Do

We are spoiled rotten when it comes to bread around here. I can afford to refuse to eat anyone’s baguette but the Cheeseboard’s (all crust!), insist on Acme’s whole wheat loaf for sandwiches (s0 sweet, so dense), and prefer Semifreddi’s … Continue reading

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Round Pie in a Square Pan

Am I stuck lately? Sure. Stuck on pie. Stuck on my two rewrites. In an uncomfortable rut in my life? Unable to cobble together enough to pay my mortgage? All of the above. I have been revising my Middle Grade … Continue reading

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Pie Academy: Part 2 (Don’t Fear the Crust)

Now that I’ve gotten past Chanukah-giving trauma — and have many more successful pies under my belt, both literally and figuratively — I’m ready to spill. And split my pants. My fellow blogger Chicago John reminded me the importance of … Continue reading

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