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    A recent graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, I found myself with no money, no kitchen equipment, and an exceptionally huge appetite. Ideas, improvisations, and yummy meal solutions were discovered in the kitchen of my very first apartment.
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Mailing Baked Goods

I had a very busy week last week – a photo shoot for a new book. I was exhausted and didn’t have time to post…but I was still cooking! I promise! Now that I’m back in the swing of things, I can get back to normal time (though I’ve been a bit shaken by the time change). To start off with, my new favorite idea. Ok, so it’s not my original idea, but it’s changed the way I send edible gifts to my family (which I do a lot). This week, it’s birthday cookies for my nephew (turning 4!) and my grandma. I wash and lightly grease these tins I buy at my craft supply store, and bake the cookies right inside! Let them cool, put the top on, and send them on their way!

Just be careful not to overfill the tins (remember the cookies/brownies/etc. will rise). I tried to be generous and my brother’s girlfriend ended up with a cookie tin explosion! (Yes, I still sent it – it was triple chocolate!)


2 Responses

  1. Wow that’s a pretty good idea! I sent some cookies to my boyfriend in Germany and I don’t think any of them got there in one piece.

  2. Wow what a great idea! I would have never thought to bake them right inside the tin….genius:)

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