Algonquin Test Kitchen: Red Velvet Cupcakes

January 14, 2011 • No Comments

It’s time for another exciting round of what is soon to be America’s favorite gameshow…Name That Substance!

If you guessed leftover props from a Carrie remake or something I would have gladly put in…


December 17, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Egg Nog

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Our holiday office party is tonight. And that means a big pot-luck dinner, a white elephant exchange full of cheesy delights, and apparently –this year– a bonfire beneath a backyard zip-line. Katie will be reporting…


November 23, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: “Libby’s Christmas Gift”

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I recently discovered the Algonquin cookbook Party Receipts from the Charleston Junior League. Published in 1993, this comb-bound gem is the third in a series of entertaining guides put together by the women of the…


October 21, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Cashew Cake with Maple Frosting

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I like to bake. At five, I’d help Mom spoon cookie dough onto baking sheets, sneaking taste tests when I could and then peering through the hazy glass of the oven door watching my pods…