Back in October, Tamara, the cookie queen of San Juan Island, suggested getting together for a Christmas cookie baking party….
I usually shy away from cookies studded with walnuts or pecans. Besides the fact that I’m allergic to walnuts, chunky nuts, in my opinion, interfere with the chocolate-to-dough balance in a perfect bite of cookie.
A couple of years ago, when Eliza asked how people made salt, my husband grabbed a pot from our kitchen, walked down the hill to his lab, and filled the pot with filtered seawater. He returned in minutes and started heating the water on our stove….
These chewy, chocolate-studded blond brownies taste like caramel. This simple recipe calls for mixing the ingredients in a saucepan on your stove.
Summer’s here. Finally. The rain has given way to sunshine, and I’m trying to spend time outdoors….
These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies burst with super-peanutty flavor, smooth chocolate-richness, and an amazingly crunchy texture.
As I grabbed the jar of peanut butter from the grocery store shelf, Eliza asked if we could get the chunky kind instead….
Rich chocolate pudding layered over a cinnamon-pecan-chocolate crust and topped with freshly whipped cream, this Chocolate Cream Pie tastes heavenly.
I still remember the moment when, more than eight years ago, a particular issue of Gourmet magazine swished through my door’s mail slot. My mouth watered as I flipped through page after page of chocolate recipes. …