Donuts are one of my favorite breakfast foods to make. I like to get up earlier than the rest of the family and wake them when the sweet smell of homemade donuts wafts up the stairs. Now that it's Valentine's Day, of course my donuts are going to be made from chocolate.
Always eager to try unusual candies around the holidays, I scooped up a bag of White Strawberry Shortcake M&Ms a couple of weeks before Valentine’s Day. These are a new holiday flavor for the brand and try to capture the flavor of a strawberry shortcake by infusing white chocolate with vanilla (for the cake and cream)...
Homemade Valentines Day desserts show your loved ones just how much you love them. How much more love can you show, than to present something made with chocolate? We enjoy finding and trying recipes that are sweet and simple to make, yet are incredibly full of flavor.
Valentine's Day is just days away so if you are still looking for a charming dessert recipe to impress that special someone, I have five for you.
In my last update on my kitchen renovation, I documented the demolition of the out-of-date and seriously dirty kitchen in my new place. Pulling out those old cabinets made it look better than I had seen it – but a kitchen without cabinets, appliances and countertops isn’t that much use in the long run and...
Limited edition flavors are all the rage these days, whether you’re talking about a special holiday beverage at Starbucks or a seasonal Oreo cookie flavor. Eagle Brand, known for its sweetened condensed milk, has also been testing out some limited edition flavors that are designed to show off how versatile sweetened condensed milk can be....
Like Rolling Stones farewell tours or the McRib, every few years they seem to come back. I'm talking about those ready-made-for-reposting, viral-friendly photographs of McDonald's food that doesn't seem to ever rot, even after sitting out for years or decades. Surely a "real" hamburger should mold, get eaten by bugs, or otherwise decay, right? Not so fast.
I figured there would be a lot of hoppy IPAs on tap in Asheville, and there were. I figured there would be some in-vogue sours and those horrible goses everyone seems to like; yes to that, too. But there were also some surprises. One of them—my favorite of the trip by far—was of a style I'd long ago forgotten about: an Extra Special Bitter (ESB).
A decadent brownie makes a romantic dessert for your Valentine, but what if you could ramp up the flavor with the heat of Szechwan Peppercorns? This recipe has it all; the finest brownie base, the creaminess ganache and the surprising heat from the peppercorn.
I have some amazing friends. One of them, Lara, has a daughter who this month turned thirteen. Thirteen is a very big age. Lara sent me a message a few weeks ago saying that, for her daughter’s birthday, she was asking some of the women she knew to write a note of... Read More
Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day tradition and a sweet way to send someone you love a little message. I’ve always had a soft spot for these little candy hearts and use them for everything from Valentine’s Day garnishes to an ingredient in a very unusual Valentine’s Day rum. If you’re also a fan of...
Biting into a homemade marshmallow is like biting into a little cloud – only a lot more delicious. I love making homemade marshmallows and while vanilla is a staple that I keep coming back to (and I’ve been making this recipe for more than a decade), I also enjoy making flavored marshmallows. Flavored marshmallows give...
As someone who enjoys low-maintenance cake decorating, naked cakes are one of my favorite styles of cake to make. Naked cakes are layer cakes that have frosting between the layers, but not on the sides of the cake. They give you a nice cake-to-frosting ratio and are very on-trend right now. But they have a...
When it comes to liqueurs, this bitter, herbal, and fruity aperitif is one of our go-tos. Dark red Campari adds bold flavor wherever you pour it, equal parts sweetness and bitter punch. Start with one of these 16 cocktails, and then work your way down the list, one happy hour at a time.
Real cooking, Colicchio taught me in his book Think Like a Chef, isn't about learning to follow recipes to the letter, just like real art isn't created by following a paint-by-numbers coloring book. Get bogged down in the minutiae of a recipe, and you lose sight of what really matters: the food that results.
Few desserts are as romantic as chocolate fondue. There is something about silky sweet chocolate draped around a fresh strawberry, moist piece of pound cake or combined with a salty pretzel is absolute heaven.
This hearty Tuscan stew is loaded with tender vegetables and beans and thickened with bread. You can even simmer it down, then cook it into a savory vegetable pancake.
Mojo de ajo - let's discuss. It's a simple sauce made from olive oil roasted garlic cloves combined, primarily, with fresh orange and lime juice. You mash and blend the caramelized garlic with a short list of other ingredients until you have a thick, unctuous sauce capable of being both drizzled or slathered. Show More Summary
This Valentines Day, why not make a dessert that says how much you truly love all your little chefs? These mini cakelettes are just the thing for every chocolate lover in your house. We adore them for their sweet little size, but also for the recipe itself.
Do aphrodisiacs really have the power to induce an amorous mood and lift the libido? History and cultures around the world support the idea, but we don't think you have to be a believer to have fun with romantic foods.