Peppermint Patties

I’ve discovered the world of homemade chocolates. Who knew it was so easy? Melt up some chocolate and roll something in it. Voila!

That said, it’s been a challenge to come up with combinations I truly love, especially since my sweetie is vegan and so I have been trying to do it without butter, eggs, etc. [...]

Lemon Raspberry Chocolate Tarts – BFI #2

In the past I’ve felt a bit shy about posting failed recipes. For instance, do you remember the rhubarb pie ice cream recipe I posted? Of course you don’t, I never posted it because it came out very lackluster. Why would I post that? This is a foodie blog, right? Everything we make [...]

Like Beer for Chocolate

I was having dinner at a brewery with my girlfriend Kristin last summer and noted they served beer ice cream floats. I remember trying to imagine the bitter draught complementing the sweet cream and couldn’t quite make it there, so when I found Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream in Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop this summer, I [...]

Flourless, butterless, delicious

I’d never have believed it if I hadn’t tried them myself, but a cookie without butter? Sounds like a sin, like a “diet” cookie that couldn’t possibly satisfy, but after seeing the recipe on Heidi Swanson’s 101 Cookbooks, I had to give them a try, just because I love recipes with weird omissions. And [...]

Photoblog: several weeks of cooking

Hello. Im away from my desk temporarily, and was busy beforehand  prepping for this anti-sojourn. The result has been that I haven’t blogged in a bit. But I HAVE been cooking. Below is a small photo blog of some recent culinary adventures.

captain cookery and his dorky pan of smite!

Me in a tree picking italian [...]

To Build a Frozen Truffle

I had Chris and Beth over for dessert in early July. I pulled a honeydew sorbet, sweet lemon ice cream, and a dark chocolate gelato out of the freezer, handed the kids spoons, and told them to dig in. So to them the credit is due for discovering that a spoon loaded with both the [...]