Ingredient: sugar
Brownies, Drunk

Manischewitz Brownies

Manischewitz Brownies

I feel like I’m still processing that Thanksgiving is over, and it already feels like Hanukkah is right around the corner! Now, I know sufganiyot, or jelly donuts, are the traditional Hanukkah treat (I learned this from a Sesame Street Hanukkah video I used to watch on VHS as a kid), but my tiny apartment kitchen doesn’t allow for frying. So what could I make that is Hanukkah themed, but also delicious? Continue Reading

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Hoity Toity Cranberry Sauce

Cherry Bourbon Berry Cranberry Sauce

There’s a big Thanksgiving debate in my family every year.  It’s very serious and it gets very heated.  Third parties often get involved.  It is a disagreement over the very important topic of cranberry sauce.   Continue Reading

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Sweet

Maple Creme Brulee

Torching a Maple Creme Brulee

Thanksgiving is a holiday that focuses on tradition and family.  It seems like every year we go to the same house and eat the same food with the same people.  As a person of routine, I love tradition. I order the same food at the same restaurants.  I try to maintain as much consistency in my schedule as possible.  I love comfortable and familiar.  But when it comes to Thanksgiving, I like to add a little something different each year. Continue Reading

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Breads

Pumpkin Chai Bread and the Boston Book Festival

Pumpkin Chai Bread

I made this amazing, delicious Pumpkin Chai Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting, and I’ll be sharing the recipe with you at the end of this post, but first I want to tell you a bit about my Saturday morning.  I’d love for you to stick around and read about it, but if you’re just here for the recipe you know where to find it!

Pumpkin Chai Bread Batter

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to listen to a panel at the Boston Book Festival that consisted of Stella Parks from BraveTart and Serious Eats, Karen Akunowicz from Myers+Chang and Top Chef, and Joanne Chang from Myers+Chang and Flour Bakery.  Each of these women have impacted my life in different ways, and seeing them all come together in one panel was a truly amazing experience.

Stella Parks, Karen Akunowicz, and Joanne Chang speaking at the Boston Book Festival Continue Reading

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Cupcakes

Fiery Chocolate Cupcakes

I have never been a fan of spicy foods. I don’t understand why people want to eat foods that cause physical pain.  But recently I discovered that often those spicy foods also have a really delicious flavor. I decided I needed to build my tolerance to spice because I am missing out on so many amazing foods and flavors by avoiding it.

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