Category Archives: dessert

Hope’s Busy Holiday Baking Season … so far

Big Sister has been flexing her whisking and stirring muscles. Take a peek here.

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Autumn on the Brain

There are few things in life better than a mid-summer watermelon, lemonade when the thermometer hits triple digits, or a peach in August, which is really the only month they should be allowed to be consumed. But it’s getting colder … Continue reading

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Sack Lunch Dessert Time

A couple of quick ones suitable for the office break room counter, lunch box, or gathering of any kind. Cappucino Crinkles (makes about 32 cookies) Ingredients ⅓ cup butter 1 cup brown sugar ⅔ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened) 2 Tbs … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

2 cups flour (or, 1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup white whole wheat) ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 6 Tbs (¾ stick) unsalted butter, room temp (or half butter, half shortening, for an … Continue reading

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Blast from the past: Time for some pie

Now that the farmer’s markets are starting to fire up, thought it was time for this oldie but goodie. Fresh fruit is now available, which means that it’s pie season. If I had my way, National Pie Month would be … Continue reading

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Pi(e) Day

Tomorrow is March 14 … 3/14 … So naturally it’s Pi Day. And to take it down to six significant figures, the tradition has become to take a break at 1: 59 for a slice of pie. So natch I … Continue reading

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The State of Dessert

From the January New Yorker. NOTES OF A GASTRONOME Sweet Revolution The power of the pastry chef. by Adam Gopnik Listen to the podcast at NewYorker.com here. Or download it at iTunes here. Story here.  

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Bookmarking a few for later

Gotta save these before I forget them: World’s Greatest Mac-n-Cheese, from Denver’s Rackhouse Pub I need some green in my mac and cheese, so I added some roasted broccoli and chile peppers, the broccoli from the grocery store and the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Can’t miss fall dessert. 3 cups all-purpose flour2 1/4 cups granulated sugar3/4 cup packed brown sugar1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt12 ounces bittersweet or semisweetchocolate … Continue reading

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Improv Blueberry Bars

One of these days, I’ll know what I’m doing. Talking in general terms there, but if you want one specific, you could start with understanding the chemistry of how simple house hold items, like flour and eggs and oils, respond … Continue reading

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