Author Archives: Created by Carlene

About Created by Carlene

I live in Southern California with my husband, two black cats, Sadie and Samantha, and Thor the Standard Poodle mix.

BWJ Eastern European Rye

I haven’t been participating in the Baking with Julia cookbook bake along for quite a while, but when I saw rye bread as the next assignment I had to jump back in.  I like to make bread and I really … Continue reading

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BCM Granola Energy Bars

These bars were really easy to make and really good.  There were no tricky techniques involved in this recipe.  I did have to go to the local health food store to find the brown rice syrup, but otherwise I actually … Continue reading

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Reflections on a New Blogging Year

When I started this blog in January of 2012 it was for the purpose of participating in Tuesdays With Dorie “Baking with Julia” cookbook bake-along. Two recipes a month were assigned from the book and the idea was all the … Continue reading

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BCM Gingerbread Buche de Noel

When I read through this recipe I wondered if I could actually pull this off as a success. I decided that I didn’t want to have the pressure of making it for a special event, so I just made it … Continue reading

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BCM The Rugelach that won over France

This is my second try at  Rugelach.  It was a bit easier this time.  I’m not saying it’s easy, just that it goes a bit smoother the second time around.  There are multiple steps involved in making rugelach.  I think … Continue reading

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BCM Cranberry Crackle Tart

This is a delightful little tart and really easy to make. I love the tart cranberries suspended in the crunchy meringue. I made it with the sweet tart dough in the pie pan, however it seems like a tart pan … Continue reading

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BCM Palets de Dames, Lille Style

I am a Baking with Julia dropout.  I couldn’t keep up.  Now Dorie Greenspan has a new cookbook, Baking Chez Moi!  The theme of the book is French home baking and Tuesdays with Dorie is going to start baking their … Continue reading

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