European-style hot chocolate

Really good, decadent hot chocolate seems to be a bit of a lost art, at least here in America. Making it from scratch is not as convenient as simply adding water to the contents of an envelope… but it’s not too difficult, and the results are a world apart. You need the following:


Lemon cream sandwich cookies

After all the indulgences of the holidays, something a little lighter sounded good, so I decided to try this recipe, from the January 2009 issue of Bon Appetit. (Well, it is seemingly lighter, although it does entail a certain amount of butter!) It is adapted from a recipe by haute pastry chef Elizabeth Falkner [...]

A pie to remember…

I am haunted by food. Not in a scary, Paranormal Activity sort of way. More like a when Cary Grant first meets Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember and can’t stop thinking about her sort of way. Except for me, it’s that amazing risotto I had the other day, or, in a recent [...]