Spiced Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am having a hard time finding my words today. I am not sure why, but lately I find myself fighting writers block.  It happens to everyone.  I know I am not alone, but as I sit here struggling to be compelling I find myself feeling kind of isolated.  Cone of Shame comes to mind.  Now, before you think I am crying, “Oh, poor pitiful me,” realize that I could have just as easily not posted anything today and saved you all...

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Jan12

Buttermilk Brown Butter Scones

It has been pretty cold here, and I have been pretty busy. I have been busy plugging away on my cookbook and that has taken a lot of my time.  So much of my time, in fact, that I have dedicated very little time to recreational baking.  So, when I decided to come out of my writing cave I knew one thing.  Whatever I made would have to be easy.  It would also have to be tasty enough to chase off the winter blahs.  Scones fit the bill...

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Oct06

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting (Just Desserts Challenge)

Oh goodness, this is our second Top Chef Just Desserts Elimination Challenge … Challenge! On the last episode of Top Chef Just Desserts the cheftestants were challenged to create bake sale goodies.  I love bake sale goodies, as my thighs will attest, so I was all in on this one.  Bake sale treats are meant to be homey, but that does not mean they are simple. Since the air has suddenly become crisp (I know it can’t last, it...

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Sep07

Orange Chocolate Stout Cake

I love beer. I know, not exactly shocking if you know me.  So many of my recipes are born of the odd craving, and this one is no different.  One afternoon, during a particularly stressful day at the office, I found myself craving a nice, stout beer.  I was also thinking how nice a slice of chocolate cake would be, because nothing takes the edge off a bad day like cake.  Of course, this led me to think about stout cakes.  I love them,...

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Mar12

Brown Butter Sour Cream Cookies

So, I am not very good when it comes to grocery lists. I often forget that I already have something and end up buying it a second time.  This happened a few days ago.  While at the store, buying the ingredients I needed for some lovely Chicken Enchiladas with Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce (recipe coming up on Wednesday next week), I forgot I already had a pint of sour cream at home and bought a second.  When I got home and saw that I...

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