Category Archives: Recipes

Perfect Pizza Crust

Normally, I don’t cross-post things to both this site and Slashfood, but this pizza crust warrants an exception. This crust is a recipe from the most recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated. It caught my eye because there was a tagline that said “great pizza without an 800-degree oven.” I guess it doesn’t take much to convince me. I’ve made good pizzas at home, but never ... Read More »

Rocky Road Brownies and Baker’s Edge

Ever since I saw the s’mores brownies in an issue of Cook’s Country last year, I wanted to try them. Unfortunately, not only did I completely forget about them, but when I finally got around to trying the recipe, I didn’t have any graham crackers to make the crust with. Rather than make my own grahams, I decided to go a different route by making ... Read More »

Buttermilk Sorbet

The only reason that this is called “sorbet” and not “ice cream” is the fact that there is no cream in it. Don’t let the name fool you, though, because it is still as cold and satisfying as ice cream, while having the unique flavor profile of buttermilk. When I first saw the recipe in this month’s issue of Cooking Light, I knew that I ... Read More »

Monkey Bread Loaf

Monkey Bread Loaf

Monkey bread is nothing like monkey bars. It is much more like cinnamon buns, except that the dough is shaped into little balls which are all coated in sugar, piled together and baked. Once the bread is done, the delicious balls of dough can be pulled off – presumably like a monkey – and eaten one by one.No one is exactly sure how the bread ... Read More »

Cinnamon Muffins

I am always tempted to add something to muffins, whether it is fresh fruit, dried fruit or some sort of other tasty tidbit. I resisted temptation when making this muffin to keep it as simple as possible. And it turned out well. Don’t get me wrong, I love fruit in my muffins. The problem is that sometimes we get into ruts with that we make. ... Read More »

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Tomato gazpacho is a fantastic summer soup, but you can actually use many other fruits and vegetables to make gazpacho. Watermelon is a fantastic example. It is so juicy, it’s halfway to becoming a soup (or a smoothie) as soon as you cut into it, and it’s refreshing sweetness is a great background for other flavors. If you’re ready to experiment with gazpacho variations, my ... Read More »

Key Lime Pie (unbaked)

I don’t like baked key lime pies. Some people say that they taste the same (or very similar), but I still object. The pies are baked because of a fear of salmonella or other potentially egg-borne pathogens. The fact of the matter is that the acid in the fresh lime juice that is used to make the pie actually “cooks” the eggs, thus destroying anything ... Read More »

White Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips

The first impression upon biting into one of these cookies is that they’re good, but nothing special. There is no dramatic spice or flavor that really sets the apart and, in fact, they have a smooth and subtle flavor to them. Once you’re finished that first cookie, I guarantee you’ll be back for more because, as it turns out, there is something very special about ... Read More »

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