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Mocha Sandwich Cookies

Mocha Sandwich Cookies

Some of the most famous sandwich cookies – like Oreos, for instance – contrast the flavors in their cookies and their fillings, aiming for a balanced cookie. But to deliver the most flavor bite-for-bite, I like to put the same flavors into the sandwiching cookies and the sandwiched filling. These Mocha Sandwich Cookies follow this structure. The sandwiches have chocolate wafers, flavored with some instant ... Read More »

Jacques Torres’ A Year in Chocolate

Jacques Torres' A Year in Chocolate

While you don’t need a special occasion to eat chocolate, having chocolate on hand for a special occasion never hurts. Jacques Torres’ A Year in Chocolate, the newest cookbook from the master chocolatier and pastry chef, divides up a year by holidays, seasons and special occasions and provides chocolate recipes to go with each. There are over 150 recipes for everything occasion, from Christmas o ... Read More »

Chocolate Covered Homemade Marshmallows

Milk Chocolate Covered Homemade Marshmallows

One way to take homemade marshmallows to the next level – aside from flavoring them creatively – is to dip them in chocolate, turning the light and fluffy candies into a more substantial snack. There are a couple of potential pitfalls that you can encounter when using chocolate, however, and it might not be best to simply melt some chocolate and dunk in the marshmallow. ... Read More »

Coconut Cream Pie Oatmeal

Coconut Cream Pie Oatmeal

The colder the weather gets, the more appealing the idea of starting the day with something warming is, and nothing is quite as warm and satisfying as a hot bowl of oatmeal (hot coffee is a year round staple, naturally). Maple syrup or brown sugar are all I really need to make a bowl of oatmeal perfectly enjoyable, but when I have the chance I ... Read More »

What did you have for Thanksgiving?

Turkey Dinner aftermath

I know that the morning after Thanksgiving, the last thing I am interested in doing is settling down to work. I’m still thinking about – not to mention digesting – a huge dinner. I made up a meal based on the recipes I’ve posted in the past few weeks, including turkey, stuffing – not dressing – and mashed potatoes. The truth is that I’ve actually ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m taking the day off to do some cooking, just as I imagine that many of you are. If you need some last minute tips or recipes, check out this post for a full listing of Thanksgiving mains, sides and desserts. Speaking of desserts, the turkey pictured above is a Chocolate Maple-Glazed Turkey Cake that I made last year. This cake is ... Read More »

Blackberry Pound Cake

Blackberry Pound Cake

Pound cake is known for being a dense, but tender cake. It actually has an ideal consistency for mix-ins in the batter. Unlike lighter and fluffier cakes, pieces of fruit or chocolate chips are much more likely to remain suspended in the middle of the cake, while in less substantial cakes they will sink down to the bottom before the cake has set in the ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

My Thanksgiving bread basket is going to feature some buttermilk biscuits this year. I tend to view them in a somewhat savory light – even though I sometimes top them with jam or honey – but not everyone has this type of take. Bread & Honey seems to see them as a backdrop for sweeter fillings or toppings, serving up Buttermilk Biscuits and Slow Cooker ... Read More »

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