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The Baking Society

We bake and blog (and eat). Though baking takes up a lot more of our life than blogging.

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  • A View on being Gluten-Free

    February 4, 2013 / By jordan

    There is, at once, a lot to say and not very much to say about Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She is the rare bird that leapt from reality TV stardom (via Survivor: The Australian Outback) to hold a permanent position on morning television. I could tell you how she is the conservative counterpoint to the rest of…
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  • A Clueless Vegan – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

    January 21, 2013 / By jordan

    Clueless, the omnipresent movie of my tweenage years, was a touchstone of sorts. Alicia Silverstone absolutely slayed the role of Cher (in an Oscar worthy performance IMHO) and practically invented a new category of the American teen: smart, pretty, sweet and rich Valley Girl. Overnight, Alicia’s (er..Cher’s) influence dominated teen mall culture. My peers started…
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  • Happy Juice Year

    January 11, 2013 / By jordan

    Well, friends, it’s the New Year! Happy 2013. For me, 2012 was like every year prior – awash in great rivers of chocolate and fields of pastry. And I know I will make several resolutions this month and break them by February, but I am determined to put in some effort nonetheless. This year’s big…
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  • Amy Sedaris Snaps

    November 29, 2012 / By jordan

    Yes, Thanksgiving is over (though, oddly, I still feel like I might be digesting the ungodly amount of turkey consumed) and the “bigger” Holidays are already upon us. From here on out, it is candy canes and peppermint, and garland and COOKIES!…mountains and mountains of cookies. And if I am going to make holiday inspired…
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  • Thankful for Coolio. And Sweet Chocolate Potato Pie.

    November 16, 2012 / By jordan

    Here are the only two things I remember thinking after watching the movie Dangerous Minds: 1. I really wanted to be Michelle Pfeiffer’s student and 2. Gangster’s Paradise, the famed title track, made me want to be a rapper. Alas, some 15 years later, I am still not a rapper. And I nearly forgot about…
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  • MICHELLE OBAMA-Even Better the Second Time

    November 7, 2012 / By jordan

    Yesterday, I was still deep in the midst of post-Sandy trauma before the realization of the election came into full view. It was, at that moment, that I did my duty as a proud American and dove into Michelle Obama’s famous cookie recipe – the one that took down the first prize in the (un)official…
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  • Valerie Bertinelli is Going to Save My Life

    October 25, 2012 / By jordan

    Since bathing suit season is officially over, I have preoccupied my waking hours with devouring almost anything and everything. Over the fall and winter months, I will most likely gain 10 to 20 pounds and I will enjoy it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I could make choices…smarter choices. For instance, I…
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  • Paltrow’s Perfection

    October 18, 2012 / By jordan

    Gwyneth Paltrow leads an enviable and balanced life (her life is not a runaway train of tabloid fare). And she does everything….actress, blogger, mother, author, and (my personal fave) country western singer. She first won me over as “Young Wendy” in Steven Spielberg’s Hook and 20 years later she still reverberates charm, youth and innocence….
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  • The Calm. The Storm. And the Cheesecake.

    October 11, 2012 / By jordan

    When dark clouds approach Brooklyn (a not uncommon occurrence these past few months), I seek refuge. I am not a thunder and lightening guy. In fact, I am downright terrified of it. At least in Las Vegas (yes, born and raised in Sin City) I had the comfort of family to surround me during the…
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  • Desperate House Churros

    October 4, 2012 / By jordan

    Fall is here (though it may feel like summer, it is most definitely fall and if the Weather Channel is to be believed, the actual weather will line up with the season by Sunday). It is my favorite time of year. I am a fall jacket/hard cider/pumpkin-y kind of guy. I am also a churro…
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  • LaBelle and Heaven

    September 27, 2012 / By jordan

    I’m guilty. I sing, I sing a lot, and I sing in public. Often. I let loose in the shower, on my walk to the subway, and always (ALWAYS) while I cook and bake.  Music is a constant in my kitchen. Always has been. And most of the time it was Patti LaBelle-centric. I have…
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  • Well, Hello Dolly!

    September 20, 2012 / By jordan

    If there is something Dolly hasn’t mastered, I am unaware of it. She is a talented singer, actress, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, cook, author, and theme park kingpin (the female Walt Disney). If she were to become a master skydiver, I would not be surprised. Before I ever ventured down south, Dolly was my gateway to…
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  • Channeling my Inner Housewife with Pignolis

    September 13, 2012 / By jordan

    Sunday nights are full of drama at my house: family feuds, table flipping, hair pulling, name calling, and rivers of tears. And I love it. Thankfully, the theatrics are confined to my television screen courtesy Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey. At the center of this drama-filled storm is Teresa Giudice – mom, personality, and…
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  • Saved by the Brownie: Mario Lopez on a Diet

    September 5, 2012 / By jordan

    It’s time to go back to school. Not for me exactly, but for the untold masses. And while these back-to-schoolers are shopping for new clothes, personalizing new school supplies, and contemplating their Halloween costumes, I will be reliving an era via old Saved by the Bell episodes. Zac, Screech and Lisa virtually defined my childhood,…
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  • Let’s Get Physical for Tarts

    August 29, 2012 / By jordan

    [Ed note: Jordan, blogger and Baked employee, has a thing for celebrity cookbooks. Each week, he will take you into the mind and imagined kitchen of an A lister – or, better yet, C-lister. He will try to answer the hard hitting questions (“How does Cher have time to cook?” or “Why don’t more people…
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The National Baking Society is dedicated to preserving American baking standards,techniques, ingredients, ideas and recipes. In less extravagant ornate prose, The National Baking Society is a blog from the folks at Baked.

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