Monthly Archives: November 2013

Milk Bar’s Stacked Carrot Cake with Graham Frosting and Liquid Cheesecake Filling

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 7 / 10 8 / 10 Milk Bar is definitely one of the best things about NYC. I’ve consumed more birthday cake truffels than I’d prefer to admit, and we loved it so much we paid … Continue reading

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Turducken!

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 3 / 10 2 / 10 The star of the Thanksgiving spread was unfortunately the biggest disappointment. For years, I have been dreaming of a delicious turducken. Who actually likes turkey that much? Nobody. Wrapped up … Continue reading

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Dinner Rolls

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 7.5 / 10 7 / 10 Making our own rolls was perhaps a little overly-ambitious, but these turned out pretty delicious. Definitely worth doing in the future, just not if you’re making a ton of other … Continue reading

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Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 7.5 / 10 7 / 10 Brussels sprouts and pomegranates are fairly common Thanksgiving items, so we decided to find a way to get them in our meal. We make brussels sprouts all the time, but … Continue reading

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Aunt Lisa’s Corn Pudding

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 7 / 10 8 / 10 This was the one classic Thanksgiving item that made it onto our menu. I love Aunt Lisa’s corn pudding and this version did not let us down! For future reference, … Continue reading

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Brie-Stuffed Mushrooms

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 3 / 10 5.5 / 10 These were kind of disappointing. We love brie and mushrooms, so what’s not to like here? Well, as it turns out, baby bellas do not have massive cavities when you … Continue reading

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Gnudi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 8 / 10 8.5 / 10 There are many, many things we miss about NYC, not least of which are the vastly superior restaurants. Perhaps the restaurant I miss most is The Spotted Pig. The combination … Continue reading

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