Return to Normal (Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart)

My last post was in August. August, people. I knew it would be hard for me to blog while I was student teaching, but I had no idea I’d all but abandon the blog during that time. It was next to impossible for me to find any time to cook for myself, let alone takeContinue reading “Return to Normal (Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart)”

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Little French Fudge Cakes

I absolutely love (LOVE!) listening to The Splendid Table on NPR. I have been a fan for as long as I can remember and it is a staple in my podcast collection for long plane rides and road trips.  Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift developed this recipe for their cookbook The Splendid Table’s How to EatContinue reading “Little French Fudge Cakes”

Chocolate Sea Salt Ice Cream

I’m of the opinion, “Why buy something when you can make it?”  There are so many items we eat on a semi-daily basis that can be made in our own kitchens – why are we throwing money away on stabilizers, preservatives, and any number of other icky chemicals that comprise our “food”?  Think of thatContinue reading “Chocolate Sea Salt Ice Cream”

High-Contrast Cookies

Yesterday I spent roughly 5 hours babysitting a pot of bolognese slated for dinner that evening.  My friend Pat loves making fresh pasta (as do I) and when I said I was planning to make a bolognese, he offered to provide the pasta. I’m officially on break from school and loving it.  No papers toContinue reading “High-Contrast Cookies”

Chocolate Banana Bread

If you’re like me at all, you have a collection of overripe bananas in your freezer, destined for bread.  I have a pretty fool-proof (and delicious) recipe for banana bread given to me by my mother, but I wanted to change things up this time around.  And what better way to do that than withContinue reading “Chocolate Banana Bread”

Too Busy To Cook??

Yes…it’s true.  The past two weeks have been two of the busiest weeks so far this year.  School is really throwing down and it seems like just when I have it all under control, my classes knock me down again.  Oh, and I should mention our furnace died earlier this week and it’s winter inContinue reading “Too Busy To Cook??”

What We Ate (Thanksgiving for Two)

In case you all were wondering, our ‘Thanksgiving for Two’ menu: Brined and slow-roasted bone-in turkey breast with homemade gravy Grandma Vera’s sage stuffing Port and cranberry gelée Kale salad with apples and hazelnuts Brown sugar-roasted sweet potatoes Homemade rolls Maple pot de crème Cardamom, orange, and chocolate ribbon cookies

Brownies Via Dorie and Katharine

I’ve mentioned this before on the blog, but Sunday evening is most often reserved for dinner with our friends, Pat and Holly.  We head over to their house with the pretense of watching whichever HBO show we’re following at the moment – right now it’s the beautifully violent Boardwalk Empire – but we always shareContinue reading “Brownies Via Dorie and Katharine”