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Tom Woolley
Writing that has Engaged, Informed and Sold for more than 25 years
Writing that has Engaged, Informed and Sold for more than 25 years


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Blind baking my pâte brisée for the Quiche Lorraine I'll serve tonight.

4th of July BBQ Help
Hi all - Last year on the 4th I made Baked BBQ St. Louis Style Ribs. This year, I purchased a rack of regular pork ribs. Can anyone kindly give me a hint as to how best to prepare these using a Baked BBQ-ed method in the oven and what the difference between the cuts are? THANKS!!! & Happy Independance Day
#barbecue   #bbq   #bbqrecipes  

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WONDERFUL NEWS! A single $20 dollar donation yesterday to my 'Cupcakes For Kids' BAKE SALE TO END CHILD HUNGER makes it possible for 200 children to have a dinner they otherwise would have to do without. 

THANK YOU, JEANNIE MELLO! That is amazing!

Just think, for your donation of just $1 dollar, 10 kids won't go to bed hungry. Now don't you want a virtual bake sale cupcake of your own that can do that much good? Just go here for yours and feel good you are a part of the solution:

Thanks so very much!

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A Virtual Bake Sale to Help End Child Hunger

It's a fact, hungry children suffer, and 16 million kids in America aren't getting the food they need. But, they're are easy ways of reducing this number which only cost a dollar.

For the rest of this month, and all through June, my blog, Food Idiot Trying, is holding a virtual cupcake bake sale to benefit the non-profit. No Kid Hungry organization. Buy one of my virtual cupcakes for a dollar and you've just bought 10 meals for a child.

It's easy and it's fun. The cupcake your buy will appear on my home page with your name and a link to any destination of your choosing. Best of all virtual cupcakes won't add a stitch to your diet :-)

Please stop by my blog for the link to my fundraising page to collect your cupcake today and feel good you've put a meal on a table.

Thanks so much!

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Satan's Sautéed Mustard Greens

The Basil Chicken a delight, the angel hair al dente. They needn't be dragged into this. And I won't. My beef is with those greens. Perhaps I'm to blame, that is a possibility. But, yeah or nay, me or those, I'll say my peace and be done.

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Roast Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Tossed in Savory, Marmalade-Bacon Glaze

Reluctant to give these fibrous green knots a second chance after smelly childhood run-ins, I discovered this wonderful recipe that deliciously resolved my grudge!

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Snickerdoodle Cupcake Minis With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

I liked these Snickerdoodly Sweeties so much the first time, I knew I would make them again, and I have!

All-in-all, a snap to whip up, and a well worth it batch of yummy treats that don't last long :-)

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Tangerine Panic Cupcakes

I probably wouldn't ordinarily make as outlandish sounding a cupcake as these, but the papers were so bright and fun, they reminded me of a carnival! Also, I bought my 1st real piping tip (#48 Large Star) and I really wanted to test drive it! 

I found the recipe for these at 'Cupcake Rehab'. Fun site with loads of recipes to try. The URL to the page for "tangerine Panic Cupcakes" is:
The recipe is below! Have a nice weekend.

#foodfriday  +D. DeMonteverde +Natty Netsuwan +Moon Lee 



2 ¼ cups pastry flour (I used regular flour and it was fine)
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp fine salt
¹/₃ cup canola oil
¾ cup buttermilk
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp freshly grated tangerine zest
¼ cup fresh tangerine juice
2 large eggs, separated

¹/₃ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
3 ½ cups confectioner’s, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp freshly grated tangerine zest
1 to 2 tbsp fresh tangerine juice



1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line muffin tins with paper cups

2. Sift flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add oil, buttermilk, vanilla and tangerine zest. Beat one minute with electric beaters. Add tangerine juice and egg yolks and beat another minute.

3. In a separate bowl and using cleaned beaters, whip egg whites until foamy. Gradually pour in remaining ½ cup sugar and whip until whites hold a stiff peak. Fold whites gently into batter and spoon into muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when pressed. Allow to cool.


1. For icing, beat butter until fluffy. On low speed beat in confectioner's sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla, zest and tangerine juice. If icing is too thin, add a touch more icing sugar. Spread icing onto cupcakes, and serve.
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Kitteh...overworking the Pâte Brisée wil make it tough!

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The Name Is Quiche Loretta. That Bitchy Lorraine Calls her Cheap, But It's All Just Rumor! 

Quiche Loretta - Lorrain's Budget Minded Cousin: Use what's in your fridge to make a delicious Quiche from scratch.
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