baking

favor-“ette”: a few waffle tips

waffles

November 18th, 2014

My love for breakfast – at any time of day – is well known. As is my preference for good, simple food. So, waffles. And while I occasionally use my waffle iron to make hash browns and “s’moreffles” (and stay tuned for the most genius use you’ve ever seen! here it is!!), I mostly use it to […]

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favor-“ette”: a quick cake tip

honey cake with sugar coating

September 30th, 2014

Wow – so many of you made this honey cake last week – which makes me very happy! Even better? A bunch of you wrote and asked about the sugar-y looking coating around the top and sides. Which reminded me of a tip I’ve been using ever since I saw it in Cook’s Illustrated a […]

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favor-“ette”: the secret to perfectly flaky biscuits (and pie dough too!)

biscuits

September 23rd, 2014

I’ve been obsessing over biscuits lately (stay tuned for the best chicken-and-biscuits ever). Something about warm, flaky biscuits, slathered with butter – well, yum. The thing is, that no matter how gently and quickly I handled the dough my biscuits never came out as tender and flaky as I wanted. And then I read about […]

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cinnamon sugar breakfast puffs

cinnamon sugar breakfast puffs

September 16th, 2014

Summer weekends are a mad dash to get out the door and start the day – so breakfasts are typically quick and easy. But the minute the air turns crisp I inevitably seek out weekend breakfasts that are a bit more indulgent. Food that begs for lingering over the papers, and great smells coming from […]

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favor-“ette”: parchment paper cupcake liners

parchment paper cupcake liners

August 5th, 2014

Much like salt, flour and butter, cupcake liners are something that I always expect to have on-hand at all times. Till I don’t – which I inevitably discover only after all the ingredients are out and ready to go. Fortunately I have a friend who has a seemingly bottomless supply of liners – and will […]

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ice cream cake on VRAI Magazine!

vrai magazine, ice cream cake, hot fudge sauce

August 4th, 2014

Howdy all – hope you had a great weekend! Time to break out your sweats, your yoga pants, basically anything with an elastic waistband – I’ve got a LOT of good stuff in store for you this week! Starting with this: Would you believe I’ve never made an ice cream cake? Sure, I’ve made this. […]

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cookie jar: lemon poppy seed crisps

lemon poppy seed crisps

June 24th, 2014

I think I’m going to call this the perfect summer cookie. Literally bursting with fresh lemon (juice and zest), these cookies have an amazing crunchy coating, thanks to a generous roll in lemon-sugar and plenty of poppy seeds. The flavors are reminiscent of my lemon poppy pound cake – but in cookie form! These would […]

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cookie jar: strawberry shortcake cookies

cookie jar: strawberry shortcake cookies

May 26th, 2014

Happy Memorial Day! So it’s no secret that I LOVE cookies – like, I want to marry them. So I’ve decided to do a sort of “cookie of the month” series, bringing you a great, EASY recipe each month, that you are sure to love. Sound good? I had to post this one right away, […]

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crushed/crushing

crushed/crushing

May 15th, 2014

New feature (are you excited? I’m excited!)!!! This is a little different from “Favor-ette” – where I share a baking tip, a must-have “something”, or a super-quick recipe.  This is more a collection of “things” – things I want (crushing), and things I’ve recently purchased and must share (crushed). Unlike the “favor-ettes”, they are self-explanatory […]

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favor-“ette”: just one more

favor-"ette": just one more

April 15th, 2014

When it comes to the holiday dessert table, I’m definitely team “I think we need one more”. Especially during Passover. As we can’t eat flour throughout the week, I’m always on the hunt for sweets and snacks to serve and nibble on after the seders are over. But nothing too taxing or complicated. Say hello […]

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