I have to admit: Until recent years, I was scared to death of these little things. Are you kidding me: “Prune” in the same sentence with “dessert?” No, thank you. I didn’t get over it until well into my late twenties. And I’m still kicking myself that it took me that long.
This is kind of an uncharacteristically healthy cookie for me. (If you know me, you know it’s not often that I start tossing flax seeds and oats into my baked goods.) The recipe is my version of a super-yummy cookie that Whole Foods sells. They’re a real treat, but at almost $7 for a handful […]almond, baking, cookie, cranberry, flax, oatmeal, sunflower
I know. Here I am again, going on about bacon. (I can admit it. I might have a problem.) Ever since I made candied bacon with a chili and peach jam glaze a few weeks ago, I can’t get the stuff of my mind. This time, I wanted to try a different method. (All in the name of science, you understand.)bacon, candy, maple
This is my take on classic Melba sauce, that exquisite raspberry sauce that famed French chef Auguste Escoffier whipped up for his favorite opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. The original sauce is a heady mixture of raspberries, current jelly, sugar, and cornstarch. In this version, I’ve done away with the current jelly and the cornstarch […]orange, raspberry, sauce
This French Cheesecake is my favorite Secret Weapon Dessert. Easy to make. Easy on the eyes. Practically guaranteed to stun everyone—including your best friend’s chatty new girlfriend—at your dinner party into blissful, dessert-nibbling silence. This recipe comes from an old family friend. In fact, a bunch of you requested the recipe when I first posted […]butter, cheesecake, cream cheese, raspberry
This recipe makes the quintessential whoopie pie. The cake is moist, chocolate-y, and dense. The filling is creamy, fluffy, and decadently sweet. If our friend D. Bunnyhunter hadn’t stopped by and taken it when he did, The Angry Chef and I may have come to blows over the last one. (Phew! Thanks, man!)cake, chocolate, cookie, marshmallow, pie