Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'bars and brownies'

Over 20 Valentine’s together, but they’re not important days. Everything that’s anything happens in between. Make Mocha Brownies, and stamp shapes with any size heart-shaped cutter. You’ll have lovely brownies and also a grand snacking plate of in-between. This, as Josie will tell you, is easily the best part.

Read Full Post »

Brownie Points

You’re having nice people to dinner and you need a nice dessert. You’d like something easy but brilliant, sweet but sophisticated, deceptively simple – you know, a plated version of our ideal selves. Here’s what you don’t want: a labor-intensive tower of dubious taste. You’ve already cooked three courses, and though you sent someone else [...]

Read Full Post »

Well hello! We’re here in Chicagoland, visiting the folks. My mom, who clearly missed her calling as a concierge, is good at pre-stocking favored things – Merkt’s cheddar for me, ripe cherries and Pirate’s Booty for Josie, raisin bread and caffeinated coffee for Greg. Her thoughtfulness ensures that our chief activity is an inordinate amount [...]

Read Full Post »

Little Tips that Work, #1

Let’s say you are making brownies for a crowd, or you’re taking a cookie tray somewhere, and you’d like something a little different. Easy, but different. Here is what we do: Make enough brownie batter for a generous half-sheet pan (or 11 x 15″ jelly-roll pan) – add some cold coffee or espresso for extra [...]

Read Full Post »