Bread and Butter Pudding

This is kind of a tricky post for me to write, because I really don’t like bread pudding (or rice pudding, or most custards). I’m really not a picky eater, but there’s something about the texture of bread pudding that just bothers me. It’s not quite creamy, it’s not […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Strawberries and rhubarb…such a perfect combination. But I just can’t get excited about strawberry rhubarb pie. It’s not the fussiness of rolling out the crust – I actually kind of enjoy that. I just feel like I’ve eaten so many pies in my life that it’s time to give […]

Strawberry-Chocolate Icebox Cake

I’ve been buying massive quantities of fresh strawberries lately, but they usually don’t last long enough in the house to bake with. This week I bought a half flat, determined that some of them would actually make it into a dessert rather than just being consumed fresh by the […]

Snickery Squares

You know those people who, instead of asking a normal question like “How are you?” try to be edgy or hip or something and ask “What’s Good?” (Usually these people are male, in their early 20s, and haven’t washed their hair for a couple days. Just my experience). I […]

Apple Cheesecake Brulee

If you like apple pie, cheesecake, and creme brulee, this is pretty much your dream dessert. My friend Brigitte loves all 3, so it seemed like the perfect thing to make for her 28th birthday. I just wish it were more photogenic. This was only my second attempt at […]

Tres Leches Cake

I never really understood the concept of evaporated milk. To me it doesn’t really taste like milk at all, and in this modern era of refrigeration, what’s the point? When a recipe calls for it I tend to sub half and half or heavy cream, because they taste better […]

Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I didn’t set out to do a yellow cake recipe comparison, but when my first batch of cupcakes had an odd crumb and tasted like cake mix, I wanted to find a better recipe and see what it was that made the first recipe so poor. The first recipe […]

Fudgy Heart Brownies (and Brownie Truffles)

Happy Valentines Day! Mike and I don’t go all out for the holiday, but we do like to try and surprise each other with something small. I made the Outrageous Brownies from Barefoot Contessa for him the first Valentine’s Day we were married, but last year we were traveling […]

Chocolate-Cardaomom Torte

I love baking cakes for friends’ birthdays, especially when the person whose birthday it is has a unique request. In this case, my friend Steve wanted something with cardamom and chocolate, which I was excited about because it’s not a combination I’ve made before. I browsed through a bunch […]

One-bowl chocolate cupcakes with milk chocolate frosting

I know it’s hard to have a bad chocolate cupcake, but some are definitely a lot better than others. This recipe not only dirties just one bowl, but it makes perfectly textured cupcakes with big chocolate flavor. The creamy milk chocolate frosting on top is a nice contrast to […]

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