Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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I’m a freezer nibbler. This doesn’t mean I go around compulsively gnawing on the corners of refrigerators and freezers (although what I do on my own time is my own business, thankyouverymuch). Rather, I’m one of those people who stash extra baked goods in the freezer and eat them later. I do this for a…

Layered Peanut Butter Brownies

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So how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming? Been hitting the gym twice a day, have you? Just saying no to carbs of all shapes and sizes? Enjoying your thrice-daily egg white and protein powder omelets? Yeah, me too. High five! Oh wait, except I didn’t make any resolutions, I’ve been skipping workouts more this…

Peppermint Crunch Brownies

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You know what’s overrated? Timeliness. Anyone can make Christmas treats in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Complete chumps can blog about Christmas goodies before the day arrives. It takes real dedication, real grit, to make and write about Christmas treats after the fact. Fortunately, I’m about as gritty as they come. Allow me to…

Gooey Chocolate Cookies

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You guys, I am in the midst of writing a cookbook and it is eating my brain and consuming my life. Anytime I want to use my computer I have to go all Indiana Jones and excavate my desk from the mounds of chocolate-smudged files covering it. I haven’t seen my friends in weeks but…

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

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Happy weekend-after-Thanksgiving! I hope you’re all lolling around in food comas, surrounded by Black Friday detritus and eating abominable turkey-stuffing-green bean-pumpkin pie sandwich creations. Me? I’m doing all of the above, and finishing it off with a bit of cranberry orange bread pudding, made with leftover Thanksgiving rolls and cranberry sauce. Three cheers for holiday…

Doughnut Hot Chocolate. Yeah, That Happened.

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I have a google alert set for various “candy” and “chocolate” keywords, so when articles are published about these subjects, I get an email notification. Usually the listings are pretty tame and repetitive, but the most perplexing item popped up in one of my alert emails yesterday. “Doughnut Hot Chocolate.” Picture me cocking my head…

This is a Fine Eton Mess We’re In

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Hey, remember when I made that passion fruit curd? I posted about it, like, two days ago. Here’s a refresher: Nom nom nom Well, it turns out that passion fruit curd isn’t just good for layering in tiny glasses and topping with whipped cream. It’s also good for layering in GIANT glasses and topping with…

Passion Fruit Curd

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It’s November. It’s the week before (American) Thanksgiving. It’s so cold here in Los Angeles, I actually wore a long-sleeved shirt today. In FoodBlogLand, it’s pumpkin this and pecan pie that and cranberries up the wazoo. What better time to post about fresh strawberry-passion fruit cake? Actually, this out-of-season cake is less about me sticking…

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