Impossibly creamy cheesecake with chocolate chip cookie crust and dulce de leche swirls. Let me start by saying this: my husband and I are bonafide cheesecake snobs. We've eaten the best of the best in NYC (and no, it is not Junior's), and tear down every which way that a cheesecake falls flat or doesn't make the cut. So believe me when I claim this dulce de leche cheesecake to be damn near perfect. I...
Chocolate raspberry rugelach with the flakiest cream cheese dough. Buttery perfection! I have this feeling that when my kids are older and reflecting on their favorite dishes from childhood, these chocolate raspberry rugelach will top that list. They certainly top mine! I've been making these same rugelach, with an adapted version of the filling from Smitten Kitchen, for years, and our entire family agrees -- pure bliss. How do you make rugelach dough? First, let me...
Holiday cheer: it comes in many forms, but my current favorite is this cranberry gin shaker. I'm branching out, folks! Not just popping open the predictable bottle of bubbly or full-bodied red, which by the way, are solid choices. But this year my husband gave me a hard time about drinking the same-old same-old, week after week. I'm a bourbon girl through and through, so in addition to wine, I have exactly one mixed drink...
So I did this thing where I made cinnamon pate a choux and filled it with tiramisu pastry cream. It's super fun, screams holiday, and is about to be gone because I can't stop eating them. And why should I? Tiramisu cream puffs are a dream come true -- light, flavorful, and far easier to make than you might expect. (Read on! I'm sharing my tips!) If I'm being perfectly honest, tiramisu ranks high on the...
Drunken braised short ribs with rye. Let that sink in for a minute. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful? This recipe is the perfect marriage between all things fall and winter that I simply cannot live without. And I'm fairly certain you need to try it to believe it. First, ain't no time like sweater weather to cozy up with a big plate of short ribs. Or a bowl, if you're into eating it with...
There is something so magical about the holiday season, that no matter how frustrating it can be to buy and wrap a hundred presents, or how traffic suddenly increases by 100x, or how the days grow shorter, the promise of spending the holidays wrapped around a table with loved ones can suddenly uplift and renew even the grumpiest of stooges. That's what this apricot glazed chicken does for me. It reminds me that the most...
I walked into Starbucks this morning because - to my horror - I was out of iced coffee. I don't usually let it get to this point, but with Thanksgiving barely behind us, and having to play catch up on all the work I let slide over the long holiday weekend, I somehow forgot to stock up on my kryptonite. Needless to say, I was not at my finest this morning. But no matter I...
Bourbon-whipped butternut squash mash with crispy sage and parmesan. Let that sink in for a good minute or two. This is one of those recipes that as soon as I made it, I gobbled it up, got really angry that it was gone, and immediately went to the store the next day to buy more ingredients and make it again. Not a joke, not an exaggeration. In fact, I am going to make a bold...
I am so excited to have a pecan pie recipe on my website. Finally! Last year I posted a pecan tart, and looking back at it now, I absolutely hate it. Mostly, I hate the photos. The colors, the styling, the editing. The tart itself was fine. (Isn't it funny how much we evolve and grow in one year?!) But this. This is the stuff of dreams. The best part? It's got both chocolate and bourbon. Because...
Very important question: do you own a waffle maker? If yes, hooray! I got your day-after-Thanksgiving brunch figured out. If no, I think we know what you're asking Santa for this year, am I right? Because GUYS, hello, just look at these cornbread stuffing waffles! They're crispy and light and airy at the same time and they're packed with so much flavor. And did I mention they're made from cornbread stuffing? Like actual leftover stuffing from your...
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