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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Old-School Diner Pancakes

Put the Bisquick down and walk away. You can do it. These are the kind of pancakes you used to be able to get at roadside diners—or your grandmother's house. They're great in the morning, or...

A Phyllo Dough Primer

I just posted my Buttery Greek Apple Tart recipe. As I started to write the notes on how to deal with phyllo dough at the end of the recipe, I realized that it probably...

Buttery Greek Apple Tart

Fall is coming. Boston's been on the cold side. The stores are starting to fill up with back-to-school supplies. This means one thing to me: Apple-picking season is on its way. And I couldn't...

Hot Chocolate Pots

A few days ago, I posted my version of Mayan Hot Chocolate. It occurred to me that there are all sorts of fabulous hot chocolate-y accessories out there—specifically, hot chocolate pots. Most hot chocolate pots...

Drunken Chocolate Pound Cake

Boston has been cold and rainy the last few days, and it's making me want to bake. Here's one of my favorite pound cakes. It's ridiculously rich and bourbon-y. A note on the coffee and...

Mayan Hot Chocolate

I can't stop thinking about hot chocolate today. Maybe it's wishful thinking that August will be more forgiving than July—and less oppressively hot and wet. Maybe it's that the AC in my office is set...

Make Your Own Marshmallows

No, really. You can do this. I swear. Contrary to popular (ok, semi-popular) belief, marshmallows don't grow on bushes. You can actually make them. And it's not that hard. All you need are a few...

Kourambiedes (Or, Perfect Greek Butter Cookies)

Kourambiedes (pronounced koor-ah-bee-eds) are those little Greek butter cookies that are usually shaped like a moon or a half-moon and are covered in powdered sugar. They're buttery and melty and perfectly crumbly (and second only...

Cream-Cheese Frosting

This is another one from my mother. It's just the right kind of tangy frosting to top any kind of apple or carrot cake. It's also really good on chocolate cake. I always make this...

Very Special Batman Cake

There's a joke between The Angry Chef and one of our friend's boys. It goes something like this: "I'm Batman!" "No, I'M Batman." Rinse. Repeat. Late last year, we decided to put one of my...