Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies

August 8, 2013
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I’m up in Jackson Hole, Wy again, this time for the entire month of August (an ideal month to skedaddle from the Las Vegas heat.)  Eric and I drove up with the dogs on Saturday, a drive that makes you realize just how big the state of Utah is.   On the positive side, I got a.. read more →

Brown Butter Cashew Blondies with Salted Butterscotch Ganache

June 6, 2013
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I’m sitting at McCarran Airport, waiting for my Southwest flight to Austin for the BlogHer Food ’13 conference.  It will be my first time attending this annual event, so I’m feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves (in a first day at a new school sort of way.)  Although I have been blogging for quite.. read more →

Almond Joy Hand Pies

May 31, 2013
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AND…….I’m back.  It’s been a few months (or six, but who’s counting?), so here’s a quick laundry list of what’s been keeping me away from my beloved baking blog: Get cookbook #1, 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes, edited and published:  CHECK (You can see the book sitting comfortably over there on the sidebar–shameless self plug #1.).. read more →

Chocolate Stout Brownies with Whiskey Ganache

February 3, 2012
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I’m fairly certain that some of the first words I learned to say were “Jack Daniels manhattan, up.” And no, I was not raised in a bar.     For as long as I can recall, a manhattan made with Jack Daniels whiskey and served straight up has been my dad’s cocktail of choice.  He.. read more →

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Macarons

December 9, 2011
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“What are you making?” Eric says with mild interest as he wanders into the kitchen in search of Fritos, his current snack obsession. “Macarons.” “Oh, I love macaroons.” “No, not macaroons. Macarons.” Blank stare. Silence. Resumes search for Fritos. I then go on to explain that the beloved macaroons to which he referred (I love.. read more →