Category : Baking

Baked Potato Chips

Baked Potato Chips

As we roll down the last few days before Christmas fueled on cookies, sweets, and booze, it is my goal to get the fridge and cupboards cleaned out for the new year. So I am doing my best to eat what we have on hand, and avoid buying any more groceries until after Christmas. I […]

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt

Ok, so here’s the deal. Rather than stumbling around simply trying to feed me and Dr. Fiance on a daily basis and learn how to cook along the way, I decided that I need a little direction. Each week I’m going to try to tackle one soup, one main entree, one side dish and one […]

Gratuitous Bread Porn

Gratuitous Bread Porn

Turns out that if you get a few beers in me my motivation to cook a elegant and healthy meal goes right out the window. So the cooking was a little less gourmet and more like my old cooking habits last night in the Shoot To Cook household. After an evening at the bar with […]

Beard Bread

Beard Bread

I’ve been making some very successful bread lately using the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes technique. I can’t lie, the bread tastes great and is certainly convenient. I’ve taken the original recipe and have been experimenting with adding some whole wheat flour, and the most recent batch I also added some flax seed meal, which […]

Rustic Apple Pie

Rustic Apple Pie

Dr. Fiance and I aren’t doing Thanksgiving at home this year, and while I feel like I should be making something festive I’m certainly not going to practice making a turkey. At least not this year. So I decided that I might as well take a shot at making an American classic, the apple pie. […]

Five Minute Artisan Bread Follow-up

Five Minute Artisan Bread Follow-up

I was chatting over IM with a friend about my exciting new artisan bread in five minutes I’d just made with virtually no effort, and the following thought occurred to me: why isn’t everyone who bakes bread using this technique? Why NOT remove all that tedious kneading from the process and why NOT get the […]

Artisan Bread in

Artisan Bread in “Five Minutes”

On Monday I picked up a copy of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and after reading about half of it Monday night in bed I woke up Tuesday determined to become a master baker in five minutes. And not a second more, damn it, because I’m an American and we’re impatient! Artisan Bread […]

Beer and Coffee Morning After Bread

Beer and Coffee Morning After Bread

Ok, so you wake up in the morning with a screaming headache and your tongue stuck to the pillow. You crawl out of bed and on your way to the kitchen you pass the wreckage from the night before: beer bottles, coffee cups, bottle caps and magazines that litter your coffee table. You stumble into […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almonds

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almonds

My goal here at Shoot to Cook is to learn how to be a better cook (and to share what I learn). Most days I’m going to be trying new dishes or improving on recipes that I’ve had trouble with in the past. Today’s post is about one of my favorite desserts that I’ve made […]

Lemon Sponge Tarts

Lemon Sponge Tarts

As a kid growing up in Central Pennsylvania, I was exposed to a lot of Pennsylvania Dutch and Mennonite cooking. One of the cookbooks which my mother often referenced (and still does) is Food That Really Schmecksby Edna Staebler. This thing is an absolute gem, and completely worth the read. Keep in mind however, that […]

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