Archive for the ‘Chocolate’ Category

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My love for Martha Stewart’s baking recipes has been well-documented (here, here and some cherry scones circa 2009 that I never got around to photographing), so when my friend asked me to bring a dessert to her going-away dinner party, I looked no further than Ms. Stewart. Healthy and wildly inventive her desserts are not, [...]

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The weather has been so up and down lately that whenever I can catch a warm day, I try to make the most of it. And so a couple weekends ago, when the clouds parted and I could finally feel warmth on my skin (I’ve missed you, Sun!), my boyfriend and I decided to take [...]

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My boyfriend and I aren’t big on Valentine’s Day (we save indulgence for anniversaries and birthdays), but he still surprised me with these Payard ginger-Pop Rocks (!) truffles, which came in a cute pink purse package, from the Francois Payard Bakery yesterday since he’s traveling for work today. We’ll save the real celebration for this [...]

posted by on Baking, Bread, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Pumpkin

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With a can of pumpkin puree hanging around since Thanksgiving, I was determined to use it this weekend on a delicious pumpkin and chocolate chip bread. This wasn’t my first stab at the loaf, but I wanted to try a new recipe, so I looked to my fave new chef/blogger, Candice Kumai, whom I interviewed [...]

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Hot chocolate is obviously a cornerstone of winter, and if you live in New York City, you deserve the best dang hot chocolate in the world for this miserable weather we’ve been having. For the ultimate hot choc lover, head on over to The City Bakery for their annual hot chocolate festival, which doles out [...]

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The last time I had miniature popsicles was during an epic trip to Paris with two of my girlfriends. It was a “college trip,” but I couldn’t even tell you what those seminars were about…because I was asleep during them. Sorry, Mom and Dad! Anyway, at one of the events, they handed out mini popsicles [...]