"if you're afraid of butter, use cream." - Julia Child

Holidays

Brownies with Carley’s Real Fudge Frosting

Brownies with Carley’s Real Fudge Frosting

The word “fudge” gets thrown around a lot these days. Advertisers have been leaning on the word as a general descriptor for anything chocolate for such a long time that I think we sometimes forget what the real thing tastes like. I know I do. […]

Mitch’s Hot Nuts

Mitch’s Hot Nuts

How many holiday parties do we have left this year? Nine? Okay, maybe it just feels like it. How many people do you still have to shop for? Seventy? Okay, that one seems legit. Regardless of which particular condition you’re suffering from, I think I […]

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

While I’m always fascinated by the culinary traditions that are specific to different regions of the U.S., I find that I don’t often revisit my own. I was raised in St. Louis, which has a great (and in my opinion, underrated) restaurant scene, and a […]

Dark Chocolate Crispy Swirls

Dark Chocolate Crispy Swirls

We’ve officially made it through the first week of the Holiday Season, and a hearty congratulations to us all. I don’t know about you guys, but around this part of the Process I start debating the merits of sleeping on the front doorstep until I’ve […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Is there anything more comforting than a homemade chocolate chip cookie? Every time I make them I can’t help but remember getting so excited for them to come out of the oven as a little kid — peering over at them while they cooled on […]

Brie En Croute stuffed with Stone Fruit Jam

Brie En Croute stuffed with Stone Fruit Jam

I love a good cheese and cracker set-up as much as the next guy. It doesn’t even have to be fancy — triscuits and cheddar, you say? Perfect. I’ll bring the wine. But sometimes those occasions arise where you want to spread your big, beautiful, […]

Pumpkin Lasagne

Pumpkin Lasagne

In my humble(ish) opinion, October is the best month for indulging in all things pumpkin. I know its flavor is more strongly linked to the Hallowed Thanksgiving Dessert category, but I think that by late November we’re all getting tired of the gourd-fest that’s been […]

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

There’s something about 4th of July get-togethers that really brings out the schtick in people. Streamers, balloons, sugary cocktails brimming with blue curacao, novelty Uncle Sam napkins….and if you head over to the dessert table? Yep, flair everywhere. I’m as excited for the fireworks and […]