Salted Fudge Brownies: Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU

Fresh on the heels of the salted caramel bars, I’m back with another dessert guaranteed to raise your blood pressure and lower your life expectancy. I promise, they’re worth it. Salted Fudge Brownies are my Valentine to those of you who, like me, can never get a brownie fudgy enough. It could be half-raw and…

TWD: Outrageously Good Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Few things make my heart pitter-patter more than bread pudding. Done properly, it’s one of my top 5 favorite desserts. (Done wrong, it’s borderline inedible, but I don’t like to think about such scary things so close to bedtime.) This week’s TWD recipe was for Bourbon Bread Pudding, but being a teetotaler, I made a…

Nutella Semifreddo for World Nutella Day

My Google Reader was a thing of beauty this morning: dozens of new posts from my favorite food blogs, bursting with delicious Nutella recipes in honor of World Nutella Day. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… I’ve already featured two different types of homemade nutella, and four-ingredient Nutella cupcakes, but trust me when…

Four-Ingredient Nutella Cupcakes

Just when you thought Nutella couldn’t get awesomer, someone comes along with the idea of making cupcakes out of it. But not just any cupcakes–four-ingredient cupcakes. To be honest, I think these are actually even three-ingredient cupcakes, because one of the ingredients (chopped hazelnuts) is a garnish and could easily be omitted with no hard…

World Nutella Day: IT’S COMING

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Sound like big holidays? WRONG. These holidays are nothing–nothing–compared to what’s coming up this Saturday. Friends, are you prepared? Giant 26-ounce jars of Nutella purchased? Pantry stuffed with baguettes, pretzels, bananas, and apples, all ready to be slathered with Nutella? Starvation diet enacted to compensate for the calorie bomb that is a…

TWD: Great Grains Muffins

In trying to articulate my feelings about the Great Grains Muffins for this week’s TWD recipe, I decided that it would be easiest to explain with a visual aid.* If you will please refer to the above figure, it is evident that my enjoyment of a food increases proportionally to the degree to which said…

Salted Caramel Bars

Jason & I are not one of those “twinny” couples who seem to belong together at first glance–in fact I think our relationship sometimes mystifies people who don’t know us very well. Although I think we’re pretty well matched in the important areas, it’s true that we’re opposite in many ways. I love to run…

Lemon-Mascarpone Layer Cake with Edible Flowers

Over Christmas break I stopped by to see my old high school friend Claire. As I was leaving, she offered me lemons from her overflowing tree. My first instinct was to decline, since I was staying with my parents and had no interest in shlepping random lemons back home with me in my already-overstuffed car….

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