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Blog Recipes and Tips From Julia Usher

March 6, 2010

Guinness Braised Beef

Now here’s something to stout (oops, shout) about - and just in time for St. Patty’s Day! This recipe harks from my James Beard-nominated...

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March 1, 2010

Stenciling Technique Tips

A cookie decorating technique after my own heart, stenciling doesn’t require that you be a born-again Van Gogh. With a pretty stencil, the...

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February 15, 2010

Marbling Technique Tips

Marbling is responsible for the wonderfully intricate, Italian watermark-like patterns on the various cookies, pictured right. While...

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February 15, 2010

Royal Icing

Royal Icing is hands-down my favorite icing for cookie decorating. The egg whites in Royal Icing make it faster drying than confectioner’s...

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February 14, 2010

Cotton Candy Cupid Clouds

Put everyone in high spirits with these whimsical Valentine’s Day cotton candy displays. In addition to the candy, two other parts are...

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February 14, 2010

Love Letters Redux

Another interpretation of cookie “love letters” - and a much more literal interpretation at that! The envelopes here are iced...

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February 14, 2010

French Bistro Menu

Oh, there’s nothing better than a project that lets me share my treasures and keep them too! Last year, I rescued a stack of blank vintage...

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February 14, 2010

Love Letters

When a box of Russell Stover’s no longer registers appreciative oohs and ahs, offer this Valentine’s project as a token of your undying...

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February 14, 2010

Pancetta-Sage Mac ‘n Cheese

When asked by my editor at Sauce magazine to develop a soul-satisfying winter dish, I could think of nothing better than mac ‘n cheese. (No...

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February 8, 2010

Julia on TV

Long before I created my Ultimate Cookies DVD series (more info below), I had a ton of fun doing demos on TV during my 2009-10 and 2011-12...

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