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[Baking] Estonian Kringle

Earlier, my friend Elise linked me to this recipe for an Estonian Kringle she’s made before.  It’s basically a giant cinnamon roll, but shaped more like a flower.  On a whim, after dinner, I decided to whip one up.  It … Continue reading

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On Blogs, Crafting, and Other Things

I’ve struggled a lot with what I want to do with my digital space(s).  I’ve had this domain since, oh, 1996? 1997?  Something like that.  So, it’s a part of me.  The name “danakate” is a part of me, too, … Continue reading

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*whistles innocently*

So, apparently, when I say I’m going to blog regularly, I mean approximately once a year. Oops. I’ve been thinking about a couple topics, though, so I’ll likely be adding some actual content. I keep meaning to chronicle, to some … Continue reading

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Chocolate Waffles

My friend Elise wrote about waffles the other day, linking to my site because we are Waffle Sisters (and Gelato Sisters, Typewriter Sisters…basically, we’re sisters), and I realized I haven’t posted here in a very long time.  Whoops. Anyway!  So. … Continue reading

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Well, that was short-lived

I’m a bit embarrassed that I managed to blog for, like, a month in 2012.  Ah, well, I’ve always had an odd relationship with blogging.  The spam comments have died down quite a bit, though, so we’ll see how long … Continue reading

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Baking Roundup – October 2012

Other than making progress on the baking cookbook challenge, I did do some other baking in October.  Here’s a quick roundup. Featuring: kale chips, Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies, lemon poppy seed bread, and bacon and egg muffins.

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It didn’t take long for the spam comments to start. >_>  I’ve enabled a math captcha.  Yay, maf!

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[CC – TWSBB] Nuts About Bananas

Ahh, bananas, such a fickle food.  They start out green, seem to take forever to get ripe and yellow, and then go brown in a blink of an eye.  I always buy a bunch with the hopes that I’ll eat … Continue reading

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Sausage Balls!

Sausage balls.  Heart attack in ball form.  Comfort food. My mother used to make sausage balls when I was a kid growing up in Oklahoma.  We…didn’t eat the best in those days.  I recall many meals that involved spam and … Continue reading

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In Which I Give Myself a Baking Challenge

I have a lot of cookbooks, but I still almost always look online for recipes first.  So, I decided I should really use my cookbooks. A couple years ago, a friend of mine gave me The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book: The … Continue reading

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