apple butter oatmeal cookies

  There is nothing less satisfying than using up a jar of homemade canned jam, fruit butter, chutney, pickle. You might think the dearest satisfaction comes from the process of canning – and yes, it is second on the list … Continued






brown butter blondies, two ways

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In school, I was definitely one of the people always on the go-go-go. In college, I was in a professional fraternity and a handful of other organizations. There were always events, or class projects or fun outings or fashion shows … Continued






the great chocolate chile adventure

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A week ago today, I was still riding off the sugar high that was the Chile Chocolate Takedown. In the middle of the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanic Garden, six contenders met to battle chiles and chocolate. Only one victor emerged, and if you … Continued






beer crispy treats

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I still remember the scene. It was the evening, because my father was home and cooking for the market. There was a giant pot of chickpeas on the back eye, simmering from dry, crunchy pellets to creamy goodness that would … Continued