I did it. I went to Levain when the doc and I were in NYC this past October, and I ate one of their monster chocolate chip walnut cookies that tastes bready, almost, its so dense. And then I went home and managed to recreate them in my own kitchen. I decided the keys were:Continue reading “bake | copycat levain chocolate chip walnut cookies.”
These are my favorite quick cookie to bake. There’s nothing better than winter days by the fire, a stack of ginger snaps, and bottomless cups of coffee. What other cookies should I make?
My camping trip through the southwest instilled in me a yearning for more of it my life. That green chile cheeseburger I had in Alamagordo, New Mexico, was life changing. And so, as soon as I was back home, I dove into the cache of green chiles I have frozen and whipped up a greenContinue reading “bakes | hatch green chile quiche.”
I’ve made these a a handful of times and they never get old–Smitten Kitchen’s homemade cheddar goldfish. My only mod? Adding red pepper flakes for a kicked up, spicy, adult version perfect for snacking alongside a cold beer. If you are looking to procure a little mini goldfish cutter, here’s where I got mine.
I love making homemade dog treats for my pups. Please make these homemade peanut butter bacon biscuits for the canine in your life. You–and they!–won’t regret it.
The doc’s favorite dessert is classic New York style cheese cake with sugary, sticky fresh strawberry topping. So for his birthday this past April, I decided to take a stab at making one homemade, with a fresh strawberry jam on top. He said it came out perfect. I wouldn’t know. I don’t eat cheesecake. ButContinue reading “cheese cake.”
For chicken and biscuits in yesterday’s crazy all day downpour that begs for comfort foods and tucking in and staying in. This recipe has a decent number of steps, but is relatively easy to make, and creates A TON, so I always reserve some with unbaked biscuits on top for the freezer. Then you haveContinue reading “parsley biscuits.”
I have done it. My ginger snaps are pretty damn good, if I pat myself on the back a little. But, I’ve managed to perfect making 24 perfectly round and symmetrical cookies in one go. It’s cookie perfection.
It’s that time of season–when I whip out the ginger, and cloves, and cinnamon, and make dream cookies with them. I’m feeling fall finally…are you? Ginger snaps — yes, please. Have I mentioned how amazing it is to cook in my new kitchen? And how much sunlight there is! I’m living in a sun drenchedContinue reading “spice.”
This winter has been all about turning the oven on for extra warmth. It was 3 degrees here without the wind chill this morning when I left for work. I’m thinking baking a loaf of bread when I get home tonight is in order. What are your favorite bread books? I know its easy toContinue reading “bread.”
We’ve had four major winter storms here in just under 3 weeks. It’s been hell trying to dig out, and this coming from a seasoned New Englander who does in fact enjoy snow. Dare I say Mother Nature can have this one–I give, I can’t take much more. On top of all this great whiteContinue reading “baking.”
Yes, I actually did tackle making this hallmark Valentine’s Day candy by hand. Let me tell you, it was a lot of work. The upside? Customizing the flavors, colors, and sayings (though I have yet to write anything on these babies mainly because I was so sick o of working on them 1,000 tiny littleContinue reading “conversation hearts.”