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$25,000 Haute Chocolate

It wasn’t all that long ago when I pointed out that, in pursuit of the title of the world’s most expensive dessert, a restaurant in Sri Lanka put a $14,500 dessert on their menu. But the price tag on that dish wasn’t quite high enough to keep the title of priciest indulgence with that restaurant. Serendipity 3, a New York restaurant that is known for ... Read More »

Cranberry Apple Sauce

homemade cranberry apple sauce

 I recently found myself with an apple overload in my kitchen. This rarely happens to me since I tend to go through apples very quickly (eating them plain, in pies, in crumbles, etc.), so I decided to take advantage of the situation with a recipe that calls for quite a few apples: applesauce. Applesauce is one of those foods that is so easy to make, ... Read More »

Inside my FOod the BLOgger’s KItchen

Ed Tep authors the blog Is It EDible?and recently had the brilliant idea to start a series that gives readers a little peek into the minds of some of their favorite food bloggers. Taking a cue from Inside the Actor’s Studio, he called his project Inside the FOod the BLOgger’s KItchen – FOBLOKI, for short. So far, he has done Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen and ... Read More »

Cookies as torture devices

hot cookies on baking sheet

Though they may not be the first thing that comes to mind on the subject, cookies can be torture devices. My idea of “cookie torture” is a situation in which you have a huge pile of freshly baked cookies sitting in front of you and you really, really shouldn’t eat another because you’re already had three too many. But cookies can be used in a ... Read More »

Pecan Cake

Pecan pie is way, way down on my list of desserts that I like. In fact, I might even go so far as to say that I dislike them. They’re often too syrupy and too sweet, and rather than tasting sinfully indulgent like butter tarts, they leave me wanting something to wash them down with. When I ask people who love pecan pie what draws ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

There are so many good things to eat out in the blogs – and with comfort food season (i.e. cold weather) fast approaching, they are all sounding better than ever. I guess the only good thing about having more recipes than you can make at one time is that you will always have something else to look forward to. There isn’t anything particluarly unusual about ... Read More »

Shortbread Lattes from Starbucks

SBL, shortbread latte

Last week, the Starbucks stores in my neighborhood rolled out their holiday drinks – namely the gingerbread (yum!), peppermint mocha and eggnog lattes. I noticed that several stores had special announcements of another drink: a shortbread latte. The drink wasn’t on the regular menu board, but merely written up on the chalkboard with the rest of the specials. My first thought was that it was a ... Read More »

Batter Blaster

Batter Blaster

I like to make pancakes and waffles from scratch and, while I don’t do it every day, it’s certainly not for lack of time. A basic pancake batter takes about a minute to measure and mix, then a few minutes more to cook and consume. It doesn’t take much more time to make a specialty pancake batter. But for those cooks out there who simply ... Read More »

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