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Making Aioli and Meeting Daniel Boulud

Daniel makes aioli

Chef Daniel Boulud has just released his newest cookbook, Daniel: My French Cuisine and he is currently traveling around the country to visit different stores and attend different events to promote it. He made a stop in Los Angeles yesterday and I was able to attend a great cooking demo and get my copy of the book signed! Book signings and cooking demonstrations, although they’re ... Read More »

6 Filled Halloween Cupcakes and Other Tricky Treats

Brain Cupcakes Collage

Halloween is about tricks and treats, although the tricks usually only manifest themselves as scary costumes and people play up the sweets. I still like to get in a little trick once in a while and I do that in the form of filled cupcakes and other treats. These sweets have a surprise inside that really makes them stand out from other Halloween goodies. They ... Read More »

Coconut Oil Brownies

Coconut Oil Brownies

Coconut oil has become more popular for baking in the past year or so. Not only is it a relatively healthy fat, but it is more widely available than ever before, so it is a readily accessible ingredient. It’s easy to work with, since it can be used both as a solid and a liquid, and it can be substituted for either butter or oil. ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Few things say fall as well as a tall glass of apple cider – particularly if that cider is spiced and served hot. This week, I found lots of recipes that used apple cider to infuse their desserts with a touch of fall – as well as a few recipes that didn’t use cider, but still used plenty of spices to round out their flavors. ... Read More »

Chef’n Buttercup Butter Maker

Chef’n Buttercup Butter Maker

Homemade butter is something that everyone should make at least once. It only has one ingredient – heavy cream – and with a little bit of muscle, you can turn it into butter in just a few minutes. One of the first times that I made homemade butter I used a stand mixer and made a fairly large batch. Smaller batches are easier to make ... Read More »

Black and Orange Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Black and orange are definitely the primary colors of Halloween celebrations, although you’ll see colors like red (blood), purple and green (zombies and monsters) work their way into the color palate of the holiday, as well. I tend to think that you can never go wrong with basic black and orange because one glance instantly makes you think of Halloween. I recently spotted some Halloween ... Read More »

Bloody Brain Cupcakes

Bloody Brain Cupcakes, innards

Mmm…. brains… Zombies have an appetite for brains – and it turns out that I do, too, at least if you’re talking about these Bloody Brain Cupcakes! They’re the perfect dessert for a spooky Halloween party or just for feeding fans of the Walking Dead. They’re pink cupcakes decorated with pink frosting “brains” and filled with just the right amount of oozy filling to make ... Read More »

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