1. 85% Cocoa

    Lindt 85% Sometimes when we hang out with Cam he'll buy us some junk food. Last night I saw this and my curiosity had to be satisfied.  The darkest chocolate I'd had before was 60% and that was a truffle with a lighter chocolate inside.  Not counting the huge chocolate bar I …

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  2. Doctored Cake

    We baked a cake for dinner with the Browns last week. It was a cake Rebecca and I had sampled at my Mom's house and I needed to have again.

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    While it's obvious my dusting technique is wanting, that didn't affect the taste. Given the opportunity the Browns and Jorgensens …

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  3. Eggnog Ice Cream

    I have thought for a good long time that ordinary grocery-store eggnog ought to make a fine ice cream. Finally I get around to trying it and the result is surprising.

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    Rebecca doesn't like eggnog at all but she loved this stuff. The texture was a little too icy but …

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  4. Steaming

    Until recently I had assumed that steaming would be slower than boiling.  The thing that tipped me off was the times listed in the directions on the back of a package of broccoli.  Duh: steam is hotter than water.

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