The Best Idea I’ve Had All Year

Last week I was invited to a fondue party. It was all of my favorite things in one room: friends, melted chocolate, and an immense smorgasbord of bite-sized dippable goodies. What a world we live in, that communal chocolate-dipping is a socially accepted–even celebrated–ritual! For the fondue party, we were all asked to bring some…

TWD: Chocolate Chip Cookies

When people hear I’m a pastry chef, they often ask similar questions, like “What’s your favorite thing to make?” and “What’s your favorite dessert to eat?” I never know how to answer the first question because, seriously, it’s work. I enjoy it, but it’s still a job, it’s not like I waltz into the kitchen…

Crepe Balls of Fire

This year marked the 8th year my husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day together. Our first V-Day, we were both in college, and I cooked him crepes in my dorm kitchen (always a scary proposition) and we ate them on a blanket on the floor of my dorm room. Maybe it was the fumes from…

Valentine’s Day Candies

If the garlands of red roses and stacks of heart-shaped chocolate boxes and giant inflatable Cupids in stores haven’t tipped you off already, allow me to warn you: Valentine’s Day is nearly here. If you’re looking for fun V-day sweets, here are some cute things I’ve recently been featuring on the candy website: Homemade Conversation…

Me + Rick Katz’s Brownies = True Love

It is fitting that we made these brownies the week of Valentine’s day, because I am in love with them. Yes, I said it. And I’ll say it again: LOVE. Inanimate objects, you say? Psh. Details. Now I know my husband reads this blog, so it might get a little awkward around the house, but…

Q: What is the Opposite of a Bundt Cake?

Q: What is the opposite of a bundt cake? A: How about…waffles? I’m not sure if “waffles” is the exact opposite of a bundt cake (maybe doughnut holes would be a better answer?) but they do seem pretty far apart on the Baking Spectrum. Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes were the TWD choice this week,…

TWD: Cocoa-Nana Bread

This week’s Cocoa-Nana bread had me all excited. I like the chocolate-banana combo (although I was surprised to hear how many people hate it), I loooove adding chocolate chips to banana bread or banana muffins, and we all know banana cake is best when topped with chocolate-sour cream frosting. And my very first TWD recipe…

TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars

It’s only January 19th and already my New Year’s Resolutions are a sad crumpled heap kicked into the corner. I resolved to be a better blogger and ESPECIALLY a better blog commentor–I know I have the worst commenting karma ever and anyone who comments on this blog deserves major props and cupcakes and also apologies,…

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