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    Remembering Elle

    And so it is that another person who owned a space in my heart has passed away. She was part of the humor section, the daily chuckles, the space that created camaraderie through wit and wonder. As I was getting to know Elle (Lee Ann Ritchotte) of Elle’s New England Kitchen, her wise cracking sense of humor made me open up that reserved space to her. In one of our first conversations she made me snort coffee out though my nose -which, as most of us know, is the height of all comic aspiration. 😉 So a few of us who loved knowing her are cooking up a tribute recipe from her blog and…

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    Tribute to The Queen of all Daring Bakers, Lis

    Occasionally, if you are lucky in life, as I am, you meet someone whose unique qualities create a whole new color in the crayon box of your life. Lisa Cifelli was that sort of a person for me. Her humor, kindness and humanity were amazing. She could also swear you into a whole new dictionary- which, I think, made me love her even more. 🙂 Lisa of La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice co-founded the Daring Bakers (which eventually expanded and morphed into Daring Kitchen) in November of 2006 more on that here. They challenged each other to make a Hot Buttered Pretzel recipe and then post about it,…

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    It’s a Pizza Pie with the Daring Bakers!

    This months Daring Bakers’ Challenge is hosted by the lovely Rosa of Rosa’s Yummy Yums. She was to have hosted this month with Sher of What Did You Eat? and Glenna of A Fridge Full of Food but tragically Sher passed away suddenly in July leaving a rather large hole in the hearts of bloggers everywhere. Glenna has since suspended her Daring Bakers membership and that left Rosa all alone to host this month. She’s done a super job answering questions on the forum and giving moral support and she went ahead with an idea she attributes to Sher of doing Peter Reinhart’s Pizza Crust from “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice” as this…

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