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February 2017 A Note from Marcy

   

This is just a glamour shot but I couldn't resist roses and chocolate. The real story is Free Dark Chocolate Fudge Bourbon Cake, Classic Sticky Pudding Toffee Cake, Red Velvet Decadence Cookies, Strawberries and Cream Gourmet Popcorn, Brittany Butter Cookies and more! It's all at www.BetterBaking.com


Dear Bakers and Friends,


It’s the twilight hour as I put this issue of Betterbaking.com to bed. I’ve been a dervish in preparation of the February Issue. Throughout the week and today as I baked new recipes, I thought of what this Note from Marcy should be about.  It’s just about Super Bowl Sunday  time and of course, two weeks before Valentine’s Day so I could chat about all that.

And yet my mind keeps wandering to the events of the day. The world, to quote William Wordsworth, is ‘too much with us late and soon’. Or so it is with me. Forever (and annoyingly) an optimist (or just unrealistic as some would label me), these days the news headlines leach into my kitchen.  I glance at Facebook and read various postings about love and compassion (among other things) which given Valentine’s Day and recent events should be inspiring. But talk of love as a pretty sentiment falls flat and thin. Behaviour speaks louder than words – don’t you agree? So I seek or create real and loving things I can do as I walk in this world. Those things emerge in my writing and it’s between the lines of the recipes I share with you.  There’s more I want to do but it’s a start.

When I bake, the world becomes again ‘too much with me’ but in the best of ways. From that happy place, pathways and possibilities open up like a new, great open road.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, there’s a plethora of perfect recipes in the Recipe Archives. Stroll through previous February Notes from Marcy and you’ll get some great inspirations. If you’re really loving, make someone a pot of Best Ever Chicken Soup and Matzoh Balls.

So, without further nattering, I am pleased to share the varied offerings of February, aka the Super Bowl-Valentine’s Day issue. I’ve included some fun things and some tasty but timely treats that should get you through those occasions and all the days of this strange and short month. Enjoy!

With warm wishes from my kitchen to yours, and happy baking,


Marcy Goldman
Author, Master Baker
www.Betterbaking.com
Est. 1997


February Baker’s Recipe Stash

Brittany Butter Cookies
I had to make these four times to get them just so. These are buttery cookie perfection from the French patisserie of your kitchen.

 
 

 

FREE Dark Chocolate Fudge Bourbon Cake


FREE Classic Sticky Pudding Toffee Cake

FREE Best Ever Chicken Soup and Matzoh Balls
Sometimes chicken soup is more romantic than roses.

 

Red Velvet Decadence Cookies

Strawberries and Cream Gourmet Popcorn
Gourmet popcorn from your own kitchen! The perfect Valentine's Day gift!

FREE Fresh Pita Bread


Sticky, Gooey Sesame Srircha Wings  - Super Bowl anyone?

FREE   Syrian Lemon Garlic Hummus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Previous Monthly Essays from A Note From Marcy:

Essays to tickle your funny bone, wake up your inner baker, twinge on your heartstrings, or make you smile and say, ‘I’ve know the feeling; I know the place”. If you missed an essay, or a season in baking or inner sensibility, we invite you to stroll through our archived Notes From Marcy.

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