Category Archives: Dessert

My Go-To Peanut Butter Cookies

To me, a peanut butter cookie should be slightly crisp on the edges, but soft, chewy, and moist in the middle.  And I find that a lot of peanut butter cookies out there are too dry, or too brittle, or … Continue reading

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Moscato Poached Pears Wrapped in Puff Pastry

Poached pears, yeah, they’re good.  But how about poached pears, wrapped in PUFF PASTRY?!  There are some foods that are ugly but taste good, some foods that look good but don’t taste that great, and there are dishes that look … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chip Gingersnap Cookie Ice Cream

I know it may initially seem like a strange time to post a pumpkin recipe, but I am a proud proponent of year long pumpkin consumption.  Seriously, pumpkin is just way too insanely delicious to confine to Thanksgiving time, so … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bread Bread Pudding

Sure, you could make bread pudding with french bread, but why not make it with cinnamon bread instead?  Particularly, the cinnamon pullapart bread I posted the other day?  Bread pudding reminds me so much of Thanksgiving stuffing, except it’s sweet.  … Continue reading

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Espresso Swirl Cookies

These are a variation on yesterday’s cookies, and basically I use the same dough but prepare them differently.  Kind of like how different pasta shapes and textures yield different experiences, these sort of “taste different” from yesterday’s checkerboard cookies, even … Continue reading

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Checkerboard Cookies

Aren’t these so fun?  I love the checkers so much that I had to break out the chess pieces for the photo.  The dark checkering here is a chocolate espresso dough, and the light is a basic vanilla dough, and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

You may have noticed that I really like layering things up in bars.  It’s just, this way you get a bunch of delicious things all in one bite.  In this case, we’ve got an almond cocoa cookie crust on the … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Drizzled Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

It is time to break out the cranberry pistachio biscotti.  These always remind me of the holiday season, though I admit to making these sometimes in the middle of the summer just because I crave them and can’t wait six … Continue reading

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The One and Only Christmas Sugar Cookie

I call this the One and Only Sugar Cookie because it’s the bestest ever for Christmas Cookie decorating.  It has the perfect texture to it…it’s not crisp (and in my opinion, shouldn’t be), but there’s a slight resistance when you … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pots de Créme with White Chocolate Whipped Cream

Before I start my little blurb on my chocolate pots de créme, I wanted to link to a short interview I did at Chop Biscuit with Danny of the Panera Bread innovation team.  During the brief times I’ve talked to … Continue reading

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Coconut Lime Dulce de Leche Bark

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”  This is one of those times when you break away from moderation and splurge.  I’m just going to state very bluntly that this is complete calorie city, but it’s very much worth it, and the … Continue reading

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Apple Tarte Tatin

For those of you who plan to crash one of my Thanksgiving dinners some day in the future, you should know in advance that there are no apple pies to be found at my Thanksgiving table.  Instead you will find … Continue reading

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