Category Archives: Dessert

Chocolate Cookies with Cacao Nibs and Milk Chocolate Chunks

May I confess something? Ok, a couple of confessions? First off, I am not going to attempt a lame sort of explanation of where I have been. If you know me, you are probably familiar with all of the reasons, … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Chunk Pistachio Cookies: My Favorite “Chocolate” Chip Cookies

Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you do not have anything else in your recipe box, I am willing to bet that at some point you acquired a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. If you feel up … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa Nibs

I have so many things to share with you right now that I actually do not know where the best place to begin is. How about my riff on Grüner‘s kale ribbon salad with farro, radishes, and a garlicky-lemon vinaigrette … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pots de Crème

I thought I would share a little dessert I put together last week since it would be a perfect do-ahead (even a day or two) treat for Thanksgiving. After making pumpkin kamut scones last week I had some leftover pumpkin … Continue reading

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Vanilla Pear-Apple Compote

If you are enamored with the taste of real vanilla bean then it is certain that when you are done scraping the vanilla bean seeds to steep into cream for your creme brûlée or gelato or folding them into your … Continue reading

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Quince and Apple Frangipane Tart

Rosy-pink Spanish membrillo with an aged cheese plate is delightful.  Yet, I had never cooked a quince myself until this last week. As the seasons begin to hint at a change here in the Bay Area, the leaves turning orange, … Continue reading

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S’mores in Black and White: Homemade Marshmallows & Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers

S’mores are one of those all-American foods that people outside of the United States, for the most part, do not understand. Beginning with the “jet-puffed” marshmallows, moving onto the dry cookie “graham cracker,” and finishing with a slab of gritty, … Continue reading

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