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Dec.
20th

Sweet finds: Cookies from 7 South Sound bakeries

Corina Bakery: Gingerbread men, gluten-free cookies and seasonal cookie bars are available in the bakery case at Tacoma's Corina Bakery.
Corina Bakery: Gingerbread men, gluten-free cookies and seasonal cookie bars are available in the bakery case at Tacoma’s Corina Bakery.

You know you hate baking when you resort to trickery to pass store-bought cookies off as your own.

I read a post on a food blog that suggested skillet cooking grocery store cookies to make them appear more “buttery.” It also suggested applying canned frosting asymmetrically to give the illusion of a real home-baked cookie.

Wouldn’t it be easier just to bake the cookies?

Well, for some bake-o-phobes, I guess that answer would be a big, fat no.

To those people, this article is for you.

Skip the skillets and icing tricks, and buy your cookies from a local baker. Read more »

Feb.
24th

Digging into doughnuts: Finding the perfect D’oh

The storefront banner went up last May and the buzz followed: Buck Naked Donuts was on its way to the Sixth Avenue neighborhood. Facebook lit up with the news. Local food bloggers pondered the pending opening. Restaurant watchers theorized that it was a gritty Tacoma version of Portland’s Voodoo Doughnuts. I never did hear back from the owners to verify anything about the bakery.

We waited. And waited. The agent for the space recently put the space back up for lease, leaving us shouting a big, fat “D’oh!”The buzz around town got me thinking: If the mere announcement of

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