Dessert

Gin & Earl Grey Tea Cake

One of the perks of having a test kitchen in the office is that, under the right hands, it turns into something of a gift to the office. Our test kitchen is managed by someone who is as talented as she is considerate. And, in much the same way that the kitchen is often the […]

Cookies. Love.

One of my favorite scenes in one of my favorite movies (Stranger Than Fiction) is when Ana (Maggie Gyllenhaal) tempts Harold (Will Ferrell) with a warm cookie. Ana: After a really awful no-good day, didn’t your mama ever make you milk and cookies? Harold: No. My mother didn’t bake. The only cookies I ever had […]

Sun Burst Lemon Curd

Happy birthday to me! I’ve never been one to hate birthdays. I believe in celebrating to the fullest extent. I try to have a birthday get together every year – sometimes dinner, occasionally brunch, and often just hanging out at a great local watering hole. This year, my best friend offered to plan the bash. […]

Guinness Ice Cream Pi(e)

Guinness Ice Cream Pi(e)

Go ahead, be irrational. Celebrate Pi Day. An irrational number is, quite simply, a number that can’t be written as a fraction. Pi is the relationship between the diameter and circumference of a circle, which rounds to 3.14. Hence, March 14 has been adopted as Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate math than […]

Mint + Stout = Brownies

Have you ever found a recipe that is just so perfect you can’t imagine ever making the dish a different way? This time of year, especially, I’d venture that the answer is, “Of course!” Whether it’s dad’s turkey, grandma’s dessert, or your cousin’s jello salad, there are some things that you just don’t tweak. For […]

Boyfriend Cupcakes (Chocolate Orange Cupcakes)

Let’s say, hypothetically, that you meet a man. He spends the evening flirting and you find yourself flirting right back. He asks for your number, calls, and you start dating him. Even though it’s early, it feels like the sort of connection that could become something special. Then, you find out that his birthday is […]