Heavenly Chocolate Pecan Dream Cookies

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I’m not sure if you guys have noticed the dearth of cookie recipes on my site, but I really don’t post many at all. Why not? Because I find cookies fussy to make. I know, I know. I’ll spend hours making a triple-layered panna cotta but I can’t be bothered to scoop a bunch of […]

Yeasted Chai Spiced Apple Butter Coffee Cake | Progressive Eats

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It is that time of the month again, friends. Progressive Eats time! This month, our host is Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Our theme is apples, and our talented crew has come up with an excellent menu of both sweet and savory apple dishes for you to enjoy. Thank you so much for […]

Chai Spice Apple Butter

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All product links except to the chai spice baking seasoning are affiliate links. Thank you for your support. I have always been a reader. From The Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew to Aslan the Lion and Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Whatsit, through adventures with Fiver in Watership Down and on through Slaughterhouse 5 and […]

The Best Double Chocolate Cheesecake | #tbtfood

The Best Double Chocolate Cheesecake in the world. Why? Because it's made with brown sugar and some instant coffee for depth of flavor as well as both bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder for chocolatey goodness. It is creamy, decadent and deliciious. | pastrychefonline.com

I have always loved cheesecake, and almost any kind will do. New York Cheesecake, ricotta cheesecake, Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake. Even the no bake kind–even the Jell-o No Bake kind–is totally fine with me. I find something to love in every cheesecake. I’m an equal opportunity cheesecake lover. I don’t know how chocolate cheesecake got the […]

Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Brioche Babka

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I have been resisting the fall baking, but once it got cool enough to leave windows open at night, I’ve been hoping to feel even more of a chill in the air. The weather is not fully cooperating right now, but I figure I can coax us into fall by putting all the fall flavors […]

Bucatini Pie with Marinara Sauce | #tbtfood

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The Beloved and I lived in Florida from 2000-2008. During our first years in Florida, our weekend morning routine consisted of getting up…whenever…making coffee and then parking ourselves in front of the television for some food television or maybe some home and garden television. We would gather all sorts of ideas for Things To Do […]

Pumpkin Butterscotch Angel Food Pudding

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As a food blogger, I appreciate that we like to get ahead of a trend. We live our lives 3 months in advance: Christmas cookies in late September, patriotic offerings in April, the latest roasted turkey might even show up in August in preparation for Thanksgiving. When people start pinning pumpkin recipes to Pinterest in […]

Party Ice Cream Cake | Ice Cream Tuesday (Wednesday Edition)

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As I surf around on facebook and instagram, and sometimes on twitter or Pinterest, I often find recipes and photos that inspire me. I will file away a a particular flavor profile or presentation to incorporate into a dish somewhere down the line. Other times though, a post will inspire me to stop what I’m […]

Thai-Inspired Blueberry Lemongrass Pound Cake (Nancie Cake)

blueberry lemongrass pound cake | pastrychefonline.com

The brightest eyes, the biggest heart, the best laugh, the widest smile. This is Nancie McDermott.1 Traveler, writer, baker, cook. Student, teacher, maker, friend. We gathered last Sunday in a field at dusk (for real!) to celebrate the force named Nancie. Black, white, Asian, young and old, tall and short, male and female, cooks and […]

How to Pair Flavors, Part III


Link to Part I, Part II Flavor Pairing: The Science…? While a lot of flavor pairing is sort of intuitive (gee, some hot fudge sauce would taste awesome on this ice cream sundae), many flavor pairings might seem surprising, but somehow they just work. That’s because they share common volatile molecules. Molecularly, when foods share […]