Food

Happy New Year!  Bouchon’s Gougeres

Happy New Year! Bouchon’s Gougeres

Happy Gougere! What?!  Too cheesy? I had writer’s block when I sat down to compose this post.  Staring at my screen, fingers poised on the keyboard, sipping a glass of wine and munching on these cheese puffs I just pulled out of the oven, I was […]

Bouchon’s Shortbread  Cookie

Bouchon’s Shortbread Cookie

This month’s Food52 Baking Club pick is Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery Book. A gorgeous, very heavy (a workout just lugging it around) opus on all things delicious. My copy has languished on a shelf for quite some time but this gave me a reason to […]

Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies Revisited

Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies Revisited

I reserved some of the  Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookie dough to bake knowing I would be going to Monday morning coffee with the moms. Who can resist freshly baked cookies?  Having scooped out all my dough on the first day, I had cookies ready to […]

“Open Sesame” Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookie Treasure Revealed

“Open Sesame” Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookie Treasure Revealed

Holiday Cookie List: Number EIGHT. Very LATE. But worth the WAIT! My friend Mel mentioned a recipe she had tried recently from the NYTimes for Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies.  She could not stop raving about them, light, crispy, buttery, hint of sesame, they sounded scrumptious. Always on […]

Tartine’s Lemon Cream Tart  P-Squared, Pie Perfection

Tartine’s Lemon Cream Tart P-Squared, Pie Perfection

The kids were home for the holidays and have now gone back to school.  It was nice having them home although our house looks like a tornado came through.  When home, Jordan catches up on sleep while Jamie bakes and watches her favorite TV shows.  Marathon […]

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake (An Apple A Day, Have It In Cake)

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake (An Apple A Day, Have It In Cake)

I have been eyeing Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake for awhile and finally found the perfect occasion.  A New Year’s Eve gnocchi party hosted by friends Pam and Paul.  I could hardly show up empty-handed when they were going to teach me how […]

Salted Butter & Chocolate Chunk Shortbread (New Year’s Resolution #2: Finish 12 Days of Cookies)

Salted Butter & Chocolate Chunk Shortbread (New Year’s Resolution #2: Finish 12 Days of Cookies)

A rift on CCC! Salted Butter & Chocolate Chunk Shortbread, buttery, filled with chocolate topped with fleur de sel and edged with sugar. Delicious!

Mushroom Bourguignon (New Year’s Resolution #1)

Mushroom Bourguignon (New Year’s Resolution #1)

I have a bucket list of New Year’s resolutions this year. Resolution #1, “EAT MORE VEGGIES and less meat”. This is going to be EASY and I am going to be a BOSS and slay this resolution. Why? Recipes like Smitten Kitchen’s Mushroom Bourguignon, that’s […]

Soft Gingerbread Tiles with  Rum Butter Glaze: Day 6, 12 Days of Cookies!

Soft Gingerbread Tiles with Rum Butter Glaze: Day 6, 12 Days of Cookies!

My kitchen gadget addiction got the best of me yet again. The culprit? A beautiful holiday cookie from Ottolenghi’s latest book, Sweet, Soft Gingerbread Tiles with Rum Butter Glaze. The cookies are made with either an embossed rolling pin (which I purchased to make graham […]