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,…

Faaaaaaaabulous Birthday Cake for TWD!

This week is the second anniversary of Tuesdays with Dorie, the wonderful baking group that bakes each week out of Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours. I do believe that this group is the primary engine that keeps me blogging, since I am a chronic blog neglector and would probably let this…

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