Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie for Pi Day

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You are going to HATE me for this, but you know what’s been going through my head all day today? Imagine this little ditty, if you will, sung to the tune of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”: “It’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta eat pie on Pi Day, everybody’s looking forward to eating, eating. Eating pie, eating…

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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Things have been feeling verrry fancy around here lately. First there was semifreddo, then rugelach, and now panna cotta. What’s next, a $34,000 chocolate pudding? Lest you think I’m getting too big for my britches, let me reassure you that I’m still the same pajama-wearing bum I’ve always been. In fact, I just ate a…

TWD: Rugelach

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This week’s TWD recipe was, without a doubt, the most legit rugelach I’ve ever made. It included not one, but two different cinnamon-sugar mixtures, and about fifty different kinds of dried fruit and nuts. It required something called prune lekvar, for crying out loud. It took way too many chilling periods for someone like me,…

Fresh Mint Semifreddo

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Lately I’ve been thinking about what my “thing” should be. You know, like how celebrities all have a thing? Michael Jackson with his one glove, Mariah Carey with her weird sparkly-butterfly-princess-rainbow obsession, Angelina Jolie with her Oscar leg pose (wait, are we over that already?)…everyone who’s anyone has a signature thing. I considered some possibilities….

Kettle Corn Cookies

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It all started innocently enough. I was browsing my local Trader Joe’s and saw this strange specimen staring at me from the shelves:  (Pay no mind to the lousy Instagram photo) Little known fact: I have become a wee bit obsessed with kettle corn in the last few months. Widely known fact: I am more…

TWD: Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

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I am so excited to be back baking with the Tuesdays with Dorie group! We’ve started baking through a new Dorie Greenspan book—Baking with Julia. Blog groups like this are an awesome way to discover new blogs, make new friends, and try recipes I wouldn’t otherwise try…plus, any excuse to cook a bunch of delicious…

Passion Fruit-Raspberry Pound Cake

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This Passion Fruit-Raspberry swirl bread was the happiest of accidents. I’ve been doing some recipe testing for the book (yes, still, sigh, whimper) and I ended up with a cup of leftover passion fruit pulp, and about a quarter-cup of raspberry puree. After discovering the hard way that passion fruit pulp really, really does not…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Hearts

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Another mousse recipe? So soon after the last one? Isn’t that a little much? First of all: there is no such thing as too much chocolate mousse. There is only not enough. Second of all: unlike the Nutella mousse, which was more of a cheater’s mousse-ish concoction, this is real mousse. Legit mousse. Eat-it-while-wearing-a-beret mousse….

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