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Cook The Issue #97

Classic Carrot Cake



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By MarvelousKT, member

February 21st, 2009

This is my last post.  It's very bittersweet to have finished cooking the issue.  I'll miss the camaderie and exchange of ideas but am looking forward to getting to the stack of recipes I want to try soon.  Thank you everyone for all the great ideas and hints.  It looks like about a dozen of us will actually cook the whole issue.  I've learned a LOT and found some great new techniques.  If you do this again, Fine Cooking, you might work on a bit more balance in the issue.  More salads, vegetables, sides...  Fewer desserts - although I'm amazed that I lost 6 lbs while doing the challenge!  Ok, carrot cake comments...  This is a wonderful recipe for a classic carrot cake.  We were in the midst of cleaning out the pantry when I made this.  I couldn't find the raisins but could find the dried cranberries.  So, once again, I substituted.  We loved the substitution.  I only made one layer in the interest of not having leftovers around.  This is a recipe I'd make again.

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Comments (3)

bohnappetitFC writes: congrats on completeing the challenge and losing 6 lbs. Never an easy task! Thanks for mentioning the desire for a more healthy balance of recipes because this would be fun to do again! Posted: 10:10 am on February 22nd

Pielove writes: Kate, congratulations on cooking the issue! We will miss you and look forward to your online cooking club, or seeing you again at the next cook-the-issue! Also, I agree about more balance in the issue-- more veggies!!
pie Posted: 9:14 pm on February 21st

jaclyne writes: We'll miss you!!! It was so much fun reading your posts. This cooking the issue challenge has been such a blast that it got me thinking about keeping something like this going. I'm hoping to start an online monthly cooking club soon. Hopefully you come across it and participate so we can do this again:) Posted: 6:41 pm on February 21st

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Update, March 6, 2009: This contest has now ended and we're tallying the results. The winner will be posted shortly. Feel free to continue to post your photos, though they will no longer be counted towards your total.

Over the course of two months, we’re challenging you to cook as many of the recipes in the February/March issue (issue 97) as you can, upload photos of what you make, and tell us what you love, what you don’t love, and what else you want to know.  Taking the challenge is easy. The most prolific member for this issue’s challenge will win a cookware shopping spree from, and fifty runners up will receive a copy of Fine Cooking’s Make it Tonight special issue.

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