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{make this} Chocolate Guinness Cake from Simply Recipes

This might be the perfect chocolate cake recipe – deep and rich, not too sweet, not at all dry, and sturdy enough to transport easily. The cream cheese icing gives it the perfect boost of sweetness. And no, it doesn’t taste at all like Guinness, but I think the combination of melted butter, sour cream, and beer add to the moist crumb. I brought it to a dinner party and it was a huge hit all around. You can get the recipe from Simply Recipes here.

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March 12, 2012   8 Comments

{recipe} BLT Baked Eggs

What could be a better breakfast than a perfectly textured and seasoned egg wedded with the best parts of a BLT?  Arugula, tomatoes, and crispy bacon make a bed for the egg. A tiny splash of cream before baking gives the egg a luscious, almost cheesy texture.

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October 3, 2010   1 Comment

{recipe} Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

My friend Laura likes chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting. I told her husband I would surprise her with a very special version of that flavor combination so I made her some homemade Hostess cupcakes. These are fun because they look like a boring chocolate cupcake with shiny glaze, but they have a surprise inside- a big yummy blob of vanilla frosting!

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August 27, 2010   13 Comments

{secret chef tips} Here Is All The Thanksgiving Advice I Have to Offer

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that a lot of people ask me for advice about cooking Thanksgiving dinner. But why keep it to my inner circle? Here, in pretty much random order, are the resources, advice, and tips I have to make your Thanksgiving cooking successful!


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November 18, 2016   4 Comments

{happy birthday} How to Make an Easy Cat Cake

When my son turned one, I made him a cake in the shape of the number one. But lately he’s been pretty obsessed with cats of all kinds, so for his 2nd birthday, I wanted to make a cat-shaped cake. It was pretty easy to do, and came out great! He absolutely loved it.

easy cat cake

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June 30, 2014   2 Comments

{recipe} The Best Short Ribs You’ll Ever Eat

After a week of glorious sun and 80+ degree weather, a spate of drizzly, gray, and decidedly autumnal days are upon us. The upside of this dreary weather is that warm, rich, comforting dishes like these short ribs are welcome on the table once again.

I absolutely love flavorful, slow-cooked, melting-off-the-bone short ribs, and have tried several recipes (including the Thomas Keller version, which paled in comparison to these.) This recipe has been adapted, over five years or so, from a recipe that David Chang supplied to the New York Times several years ago, pre-Momofuku fame and fortune. To my mind, they are the best short ribs I have ever eaten.

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September 25, 2011   11 Comments