brigadeiro

The Easiest Brigadeiro Recipe

Life can be hard sometimes — early mornings, long rides on the commuter bus, or that Chuck E. Cheese birthday party that your daughter was invited to — and you find yourself wishing that you could escape to the same wondrous place that the woman on the Ghirardelli commercial appears to be going to when […]

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Smore Cookie Dough Bites

The S’mores Mashup You’ve Been Waiting For: Cookie Dough Bites

Crispy graham crackers. Melty milk chocolate. A perfectly roasted, warm, gooey marshmallow. What could be better than a good, old-fashioned, campfire s’more? A fluffy, chocolate cupcake dotted with chunks of graham cracker and then topped with lightly toasted marshmallows? How about cold, creamy layers of chocolate pudding and marshmallow cream topped with a sprinkle of […]

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Samoa Cream Pie

Girl Scout Cookie-Inspired Samoa Cream Pie

We had a bit of a Samoa situation this year (okay, in all fairness we have a bit of a Samoa situation every year but usually the situation involves little more than me wishing I hadn’t eaten all my Girl Scout cookies so quickly) — there was a bit of a mix-up with our order […]

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easter bread on sheet pan

How to Make Braided Easter Egg Bread

For the better part of my adult life I’ve whined and complained about not having much of a cultural heritage, especially when it comes to food and recipes. Everyone I know has some secret recipe passed down from their grandmother or some beloved collection of family dishes, their ingredients and instructions written on scraps of […]

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chocolate truffles

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Aside from saving me tons of money (I am a bit of a “regular” at some of New York’s best — and most outrageously priced — chocolate shops), the thing that I love about these boutique-quality, dark chocolate confections is that they make a great base recipe for other types of truffles. If you want to make […]

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Buttermilk Biscuits with Melting Butter

How To Make Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch

There are a lot of “wrong” ways to make Southern-style buttermilk biscuits. Full disclosure; this is probably (technically) one of them. I didn’t special order White Lily flour (a flour that is milled from soft winter wheat and widely used in the South to make light-as-air biscuits), I didn’t even use cake flour (which makes a great substitute […]

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