My no-so-secret method to fake a pizza oven in your home kitchen. Spoiler alert: preheating takes just 10 minutes!
Progress report (with pictures!) from the first workday on the gingerbread block.
Announcing my secret scheme to build a beautiful New York block, entirely out of gingerbread! Spoiler: I'm looking for your help.
Handmade block-printed beer labels are as personal and beautiful as your home-brewed beer. (And so much prettier than a plain brown bottle.)
This gingerbread is hard as a rock, and the frosting sets up like cement. Just what you want if you plan to make a gingerbread house. This post has my favorite recipes for construction gingerbread, royal icing and poured sugar.
Add a little edible gore to your Halloween. Underneath its creepy presentation, this is a respectable dessert: toasty coconut panna cotta, fresh kiwi and raspberry coulis.
Make your own microwave popcorn bags! I've used my secret origami skills to design a pretty little card that you can fill with popcorn kernels and pop up in the microwave. These little guys are cute enough to give as gifts and practical enough to use for everyday snacking.
Preserving is a fundamental, old-school way to keep a thrifty kitchen. Buy fruits and vegetables in peak season, and they will be cheaper and tastier. Can some of this goodness, and you can relive the tastes of summer when things like fresh plums are a distant memory. This jam uses pretty roasted red plums along...
Fresh turmeric makes this simple homemade ginger beer bright, electric yellow. Spicy, lightly sweet and refreshing, this is a perfect cold treat for ginger lovers. One surprise: my favorite method for making ginger beer turns out to be the simplest.
Because chocolate is such a precious ingredient, I always want to make the most of it. And sometimes that means making a dramatic presentation with a small quantity of chocolate. I wanted to make a pretty, delicate chocolate container that was not too difficult (or time consuming) to make and did not require special equipment....
Bakery-style granola can be both addictive and satisfying, they're also rather expensive. Even using top notch ingredients you can get a lot more granola for your buck when you make it yourself. I whipped up a fancy new granola recipe, complete with pedigreed ingredients (almonds, olive oil, sea salt). This granola is fancy...