Because it’s Delicious

***UPDATE*** I’ve figured out how to make these much bigger than previously with a few tweaks. If you tried these and they melted, see if the recipe works better for you now. I’ve been an icky depressed grump the past couple of months (The Spring That Isn’t/Wasn’t is only partially to blame). And much to […]

The Cookie Plate’s the Thing

Cookies are supposed to be simple. They’re among the first things covered in pastry school and are usually one of the first tasks any aspiring baker tackles (slice and bake doesn’t count, Doughboy). Unfortunately, within simplicity lies a lot of room for complacency and mediocrity. Until recently I loathed the idea of a cookie plate. […]

Ridin’ Dirty

Hey there. I mentioned recently on Twitter that I’d like to start blogging casually again. Since my computer and camera were recently liberated from my ownership, I have no pressure to make things Tastespotting/Foodgawker-worthy. It’s all about the flavor anyway. I’m not into the tablescapes, carefully arranged heirloom tomatoes and blown-out whites. So, here’s a […]

Moving On & Looking Back

***Voting is over and the results are in…I WIN! Thanks to all my readers for the support.*** I know I don’t talk about myself all that much here. I’m more interested in telling you about food. But as this is food related, I figured I should mention it here. I left my job. I know. […]

A Balanced Breakfast

You know what I don’t post often enough? Breakfast foods. Oh sure, there were crepes that one time, scones at some point, then there were those amazing oatmeal clafoutis, and of course the epically wonderful pumpkin gingerbread muffins, but it’s been nearly a year since the muffins and I thought I ought to give more […]

A Frozen Birthday Toast

It’s still September, isn’t it? Barely? Good! September marks the anniversary of the release of one of my most very favorite books, The Flavor Bible! Last year I did a post about it and this year Karen and Andrew (the authors) were kind/terrifically sweet and generous enough to send me a copy of The Flavor […]

The Popularization Process

I was really excited when I heard about this month’s Mystery Box ingredient. It’s something that I feel is underrated and unfairly mocked, even by food professionals (such a shame). I think it’s lovely and actually just misunderstood. White chocolate is a unique ingredient, and while dark and milk chocolate have hordes of rabid fans, […]