Archive of ‘Recipes’ category

Sweets’ Nutella Ice Cream

It started with this article from the Hairpin making the rounds in my newsfeed.  Nutella, you and I have been apart for far, far too long.  And then I realized I hadn’t made ice cream in a while, either, and lo, it was already mid-July, and I was wasting the summer, and then I realized […] Read more…

Ezmeralda’s Birthday Cake

Ezmeralda is the nom-de-plume of the best neighbor Roommate and I ever had. She was SO EXCITED when Roommate adopted her dog, Lily, last year, possibly more excited than we were. We were in the process of installing a baby-gate in the front hall to limit Lily’s access to my door-less bedroom, and Lily was […] Read more…

Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart

Poor Roommate. She’d get home from grad school, open the fridge, and see a covered pie plate where there hadn’t been one before. She’d hope against hope that it would be chocolate pie, or key lime pie, or pecan pie, or anything at all except what it was: a tart starring her least favorite fruit- […] Read more…

Key Lime Pie

I am a giant brat about baking things from a mix or a can or a jar. I get all smug and annoying and sniffy and “I don’t BELIEVE in cake mixes” and am generally charming and wonderful, with my nose in the air declaring that pre-made/pre-packaged ingredients are cheating. That being said, if you […] Read more…

Sweet Saturday: A Sophisticated Pair

I want to introduce you all to A Sophisticated Pair (and encourage you to glance at the blogroll in the sidebar for more recommended reading), a lingerie shop and blog based in North Carolina.  I haven’t visited in person (yet!), but the blog is wonderful and informative, with reviews of individual bras, discussion of the retail […] Read more…

Chocolate-Chip Rum Bars, for Dad

The sweet tooth gene is pretty strong in my family. Mom taught me how to bake, and Dad taught me that Reese’s cups are some of the greatest inventions in the world. Dad is a fan of the classic desserts: chocolate chip cookies, pecan pie and coconut cake, just to name a few. I remember […] Read more…

Spicy Chili Brownies

So in 2006 I somehow contrived to get myself cast in two productions of a summer theater festival in my college town. They remain the only professional paid work on my acting resume, because waaaaah auditions suck I’m gonna go bake something instead. Clearly, I was born to be a star. Anyway, I have always […] Read more…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Okay, Time Warner, I forgive you a little bit, because my internet is working again, but only a little bit, because it started working on its own without your help. Ice cream for everyone except you. David Lebovitz’s is one of my very favorite cooking blogs. He lives in Paris (swoon), he’s a majorly accomplished […] Read more…

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