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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hot Buttered Rum Pecan Sundae

The topping for this sundae has all the rich, buttery flavor of pecan pralines—without the time or trouble involved in candymaking. Basically, this recipe makes a mini-batch of pecan candy by superheating a small amount...

Decadent Sweet Cream Rice Pudding

Rice has got to be one of my favorite foods. Fried rice. Buttered rice. Jambalaya. Rice crackers and krispies. You name it, I most likely have a closely-guarded stash of it in my cupboards. I...

Rib of the Week: Pork Spare Ribs with Cocoa Spice Rub

These ribs borrow heavily from Mexican mole—that dark, rich concoction of onion, garlic, several different kinds of chili peppers topped off with a good dose of chocolate. You usually see it served most with...

Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chips Cookies

I think the weather's finally officially turned colder here in Boston. Let the baking begin! These hearty cookies are really buttery and somewhere in between chewy and crisp. They're speckled with oatmeal and studded with...

Feasting on Cupcakes: A Photo Tour of Lyndell’s Bakery

One of my favorite things in the world is to get up early on a Saturday morning and go cupcake shopping. (I mean, what better way to start a day?) This means heading to Lyndell's...

Mid-Autumn Meat Feast at The House of the Hungry Mouse

The other night, The Angry Chef and I had a good old friend over for dinner. We hadn't seen him in quite a while, and it was so lovely to catch up. He brought a...

Halloween Bento

I got bamboozled today. It's Halloween, so I shouldn't be surprised. You could say I got tricked—and treated. Instead of my regularly scheduled box lunch, The Angry Chef made me the sweetest bento ever. Literally. Here's today's...

Investigating the Myth of the 5-Minute Chocolate Cake

Let me start by saying: This is kind of ridiculous. Let me also say: I know how to make homemade chocolate cake. In the oven. Ask The Angry Chef, my mother, or my friends. I...

Overnight Chocolate French Toast

If you find yourself with a stray loaf of chocolate bread in your kitchen, you can get into all sorts of devilishly decadent trouble with it. You could toast it and slather it with loads...

Bitter Triple Chocolate Bread

Warning: This is not an ooey-gooey, sticky-sweet bread. It's a kind of grown-up yeast bread. It's rich and dense—and is the sort of thing you can use to make out-of-this-world peanut butter sandwiches or decadent...