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Ingredient Mon Nov 12 2007

You Made Me Love You, I Didn't Want to Do It

Ah, Trader Joes. First you make the groundbreaking, life-changing Pumpkin Bread Mix, several boxes of which have a permanent home in my cupboard. Just when I'm getting comfortable in the relationship, you pull Gingerbread Cake and Baking Mix out of your hat. And it's good. Real good. A nice blend of molasses, clove, and nutmeg. I can make it as a cake, or if I'm feeling frisky, cookies. Thank you for this blessed cooking timesaver. I no longer have to use 3 spatulas to coax molasses out of a measuring cup when I'm baking gingersnaps. Excellent.

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Meghan / November 12, 2007 11:13 AM

My friend Angela makes this in a loaf pan and throws in some dried cranberries. She says it's "for the omegas," and I say it's for the awesomeness.

Bobbi / November 13, 2007 1:14 PM

That pumpkin bread is to die for. I haven't tried the gingerbread, but I definitely will now!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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