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Red Velvet Oreo Showdown

Posted by Emily

Friday, February 13, 2015

Homemade Oreos Recipe

After months of rumors circling, Nabisco finally confirmed the inevitable: A limited-edition Red Velvet Oreo would be released in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day.

We, publishers of Deborah Harroun’s Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook, saw this not as a threat, but a challenge. Would our recipe for red velvet “oreos” be able to hold its own against the hype of Nabisco’s packaged version? In all of its perfectly round, uniform, and manufactured glory?

We sought to find out.

homemade versus store-bought cookies

Deborah’s recipe seemed almost too easy. Though it boasted a wealth of ingredients, they were all pantry staples we already had on hand. During its mere 7 minutes of baking time, we assembled the creamy, luscious filling. The entire project, clean-up included, was completed in well under an hour, leaving us panicking and asking “what did we forget?!” before inviting our fellow Food Lofters to partake in a taste test that may go down in the...

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Baker + the Bartender

Posted by Emily

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Still in need of gift ideas for your Valentine? Put together a gift basket, matching a cookbook (or three!) with accompanying accessories and kitchen tools!

Valentine's Day Food Gift Basket

Heart Springform Cake Pan | Valentine’s Day is a Hoot Baking Cups | From Me to You Heart Dish | Heart Bottle Stopper | Whisked Away Heart Whisk | Love Note Butler Tray | Heart Shaped Waffle Maker | Heart Measuring Spoon Set | Heart Wooden Spoon | Amour Wine Glasses | Small Treat Boxes

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Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook
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Wine Cocktails
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Best of the Web: Valentine’s Day

Posted by Veronica

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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It may feel like 2015 just started, but somehow it’s already the middle of February. This year is flying by (probably with a little help from all those snow days we’ve been having up here!), and now is the time to celebrate our valentines. For me at least, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love; it’s about the love I have for my friends, my family, and–perhaps most of all?–the baristas at my local coffee shop. And is there really a better way to show love than to share delicious treats? Ok maybe, but I have yet to find it. However, I HAVE found these delicious recipes for you to try over the next week…

Let’s kick things off with a classic Valentine’s Day flavor: Red Velvet. If you want something rich, soft, and easy to make these Gooey Butter Cookies are for you! Taste and Tell has no shortage amazing red velvet...

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A Not-Boring, Not-Difficult, Stick-To-Your-Ribs Winter Weeknight Menu

Posted by Natalie

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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It’s getting downright freezing here in Boston. The kind of cold in which all you want to do is get home, curl up, and order delivery for dinner. But with winter comes the holidays–featuring lots of big holiday meals–and our cooking efforts tend to be reserved for those. But to avoid constant take-out, delivery, or frozen meals for dinner on the in-between days, we’re taking a look at some options for easy, weeknight, no-hostess-gift-required, wintertime meals. Making a delicious meal this time of year doesn’t have to be a difficult, fancy affair, and it doesn’t have to consume all of your time or energy.

Let’s start with a drink (’tis the season after all, right?). Here’s a unique holiday treat you can mix up at home, no house guests required. This Glogg is a traditional wine-based beverage, spotted in in AJ Rathbun’s Good Spirits. It’s a traditional Norwegian/Swedish drink that’s usually made...

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