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Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

I make 3 or 4 batches of homemade marshmallows each year, and have been doing so for the last 7 or 8 years. I love them. A couple of these batches are always Chocolate or Chocolate Chip Marshmallows. I’ve never been a big marshmallows person […]

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa Mix

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa Mix

I love homemade hot chocolate, made with milk or rich cream, but sometimes it’s cold and you want something a little easier and kid-friendly (and lighter). When I do, I turn to this Hot Cocoa Mix recipe that I adapted from Alton Brown’s. What do […]

Alton Brown’s Fruitcake

Alton Brown’s Fruitcake

I started making fruitcake for my extended family for Christmas in 2004 or 2005. I didn’t foist it on them; I only started making it after they told me, unprompted, that they liked fruitcake! I was thrilled to have an excuse to make it. Ever […]

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are one of my favorite things to cook. You take ingredients that aren’t exciting on their own – corn syrup, sugar, gelatin – and turn them into something magical and completely different from what you start with. Plus, they’re really pretty easy. I […]

Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix

Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite hot chocolate mix. I’m not sure I’ll ever try another recipe.

Pain de Campagne

Pain de Campagne

I decided to kick off 2014 by baking bread. It was very, bitterly cold when we drove back to St. Louis last weekend. I could think of nothing more satisfying than to celebrate the mid-week holiday and beginning of a new year than by filling […]

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

Every Christmas, I bake a lot so I can give it away as gifts. Things I’ve given away more than once have included hot chocolate mix (this year in a mint iteration), lots and lots of homemade marshmallows (this year, in chocolate and chocolate swirl […]

Panettone Muffins

Panettone Muffins

While I was looking for the panettone recipe that I used last year, I came across the recipe for Panettone Muffins. I was excited to find this recipe because it was everything I wanted for something that I would make to take to a holiday […]

Specaloos Buttons

Specaloos Buttons

This year I was particularly inspired by the cover of Bon Appetit magazine. I love to bake, but I don’t particularly enjoy decorating. I generally consider time spent trying to make baked goods pretty to be time I should spend making more baked goods. This […]

Panettone

Panettone

My friends Jen and Mike love panettone. Thus when I found a panettone recipe last year, I knew I had to make it for them for Christmas this year. I’ve seen Panettone described as a cake, but that isn’t accurate in my book. It’s sweet […]


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