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Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies: a Marriage Made in Heaven

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies: a Marriage Made in Heaven

ShareTweet Bacon and chocolate, together in a cookie, are, most definitely, a marriage made in heaven. As candied bacon tends to disappear in our house, I have to quickly grab a couple of strips to hide when I make a new batch. A couple of strips is plenty to give these chocolate chip cookies aContinue Reading

Tarte aux Pommes

Tarte aux Pommes

ShareTweet The last recipe I’ll share with you from our Anthony Eats picnic is this recipe for French Apple Pie, aka Tarte Aux Pommes. Although few things are as American as apple pie, the French are pretty proud of their take on apple tarts, and deservedly so. French apple pies have wafer thin apple slices,Continue Reading

Quiche Lorraine: Bacon, Swiss and Picnic Bliss

Quiche Lorraine: Bacon, Swiss and Picnic Bliss

ShareTweet When you think of summer picnics, does quiche come to mind? You might have relegated quiche to that folder in your mind labeled 80s concepts best forgotten, but I’m hoping that after you read this post, you’ll layer your picnic basket with rich and butter individual quiches for when the summer finally arrives. NotContinue Reading

Candied Bacon Sprinkles

Candied Bacon Sprinkles

ShareTweet Candied bacon sprinkles? You’re either raising your eyebrows or licking your lips right now. I personally was in the raised eyebrow camp the first time I was served candied bacon on an ice cream sundae. I love bacon probably more than most people, and love that sweet and salty combinations, but bacon on iceContinue Reading

Peach and Wild Blueberry Muffins: the Essence of Summer

Peach and Wild Blueberry Muffins: the Essence of Summer

ShareTweet Block Island is a tiny and beautiful place off the coast of Rhode Island; it’s so small that you can bike around the entire island in two hours. It’s truly the kind of place where you can pack a few t-shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts and not feel underdressed at any restaurant. Steve and IContinue Reading

Caramelized Banana Dutch Babies: One Dish Breakfast Solutions To Feed Big Families

Caramelized Banana Dutch Babies: One Dish Breakfast Solutions To Feed Big Families

ShareTweet Breakfast for six is a tall order. Bella doesn’t eat fruit. Jack doesn’t like breakfast. Steve likes a toasted bagel with cream cheese, pepper, and ruby red tomato slices. And both Juju and Baby Sophie like a feast of little tastes. Me? I like to sleep in and be woken with a steaming caffe latte andContinue Reading

Chocolate Mousse Trifle: Magical Desserts from the Fridge

Chocolate Mousse Trifle: Magical Desserts from the Fridge

ShareTweet When I think of a mouth watering dessert, I usually picture something hot out of the oven, something oozing with dark chocolate ribbons. But the fridge, or even the freezer, can be just as effective in creating magical desserts. After a few hours in the fridge, this chocolate mousse trifle is layer after layerContinue Reading

Butter Tarts: a Newfound Love

Butter Tarts: a Newfound Love

ShareTweet Butter tart. The name alone is mouth watering. How can you go wrong with a pastry whose name begins with butter? Those were the thoughts that ran through my head the first time I ever heard of butter tarts, while visiting my dad and his soon to be wife in Calgary. We were atContinue Reading

Midnight Cherry Cookies

Midnight Cherry Cookies

ShareTweet Romantics make unconventional bakers. I want my kitchen full of magic, full of spontaneous last minute ingredients. A pinch here, a pinch there. I don’t need the certainty of the same result every time. For every failure, I’ll have a surprise success. Every time slick egg whites whip up into perfect peaks, I am dazzledContinue Reading

Sweet and Crumbly Sables: a Grown Up Sugar Cookies for the Entire Family

Sweet and Crumbly Sables: a Grown Up Sugar Cookies for the Entire Family

ShareTweet My kids are suckers for sugar cookies in pretty shapes. We buy them, we make them, but they don’t give me the same thrill as my children. When it comes to sugar cookies, my heart belongs to the French sugar cookie: le Sablé (pron: sablay). Sable is the French word for sand, a referenceContinue Reading

Chocolate Souffles to Close out Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Souffles to Close out Valentine’s Day

ShareTweet After frantically making Valentine’s Day cards for too many kids tonight, I’ve become a full fledged Valentine’s Day grump. Now that there’s no candy exchanged in our schools, I don’t really see the point. The moms race around to help their kids make these little cards as well as a pretty little box toContinue Reading

Sweet Potato Hand Pies

Sweet Potato Hand Pies

ShareTweet How much of a sweet potato fan are you? I tasted my first patate douce as a teenager, learning how to speak English and became an instant fan of this very American vegetable. An oven roasted sweet potato with a generous pat of salted butter tastes so good, it’s hard to believe that it’sContinue Reading

Nutella Lava Cookies

Nutella Lava Cookies

ShareTweet Afternoons in our house are quiet, blissfully so. While Baby Sophie naps, I have the house to myself and a few hours to get work done. But when 2:30 rolls around, I start to prepare for the 3:30 onslaught, when the hungry kids storm through the door. Our two favorite snacks are warm chocolateContinue Reading

Classic Vanilla Rice Pudding from the Downton Abbey Cookbook

Classic Vanilla Rice Pudding from the Downton Abbey Cookbook

ShareTweet Have you fallen under the spell of Downton Abbey yet? Judging from my Twitter and Facebook feeds, it seems as though more people are passionate about the fashions and scandals of the Grantham family and their servants than about the upcoming Superbowl. I certainly am. My Sunday nights are devoted to Downton Abbey, andContinue Reading

Chocolate Pot de Creme: an Obsession Worth Every Calorie

Chocolate Pot de Creme: an Obsession Worth Every Calorie

ShareTweet Some recipes just beg to be made again, and be made again quickly.  I made Rooibos Pots de Creme last week and they were so creamy, so decadent, that I had to make another batch. I’d be playing tennis or talking to friends, and suddenly all I could think about was sinking my spoonContinue Reading

Pear Rooibos Vanilla Pots de Creme

Pear Rooibos Vanilla Pots de Creme

ShareTweet Is custard your idea of comfort food? If so, you’ll love these little cups of French creamy custard. Pot de Creme means cup of cream and that’s literally what this dessert is: a slow baked concoction of heavy cream, eggs, sugar, and spices. This is the kind of dessert that can easily be servedContinue Reading

Progressive Holiday Party Help

Progressive Holiday Party Help

ShareTweet Are you planning on hosting a Christmas party this year? If the prospect seems a little daunting from an expense or effort point of view, consider hosting a progressive party with your neighbors. My latest post is up at Snackpicks, and it’s filled with holiday ideas, easy recipes and valuable advice on hosting progressiveContinue Reading

Brownie Meringue Pie for No-Fruititarians

Brownie Meringue Pie for No-Fruititarians

ShareTweet My oldest daughter is a strict non-fruititarian. The last time she ate any type of fruit was on the tip of a plastic coated baby spoon, ten years ago. She eats her vegetables with gusto, but refuses sweeter and juicier produce. We’ve tried to entice her with rewards, peer pressure, and threats with fruitsContinue Reading

Chocolate Pecan Pie and Bidding Long Distance Thanksgiving Blues Goodbye

Chocolate Pecan Pie and Bidding Long Distance Thanksgiving Blues Goodbye

ShareTweet Since moving away from New Jersey, our Thanksgiving celebrations have involved packing and flying instead of baking and cooking. I miss the days of driving to my mother in law’s house with pecan pie carefully balanced on my lap. Don’t get me wrong, our table is still overflowing with food, and reuniting with everyoneContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How to Make Salted Caramel Sauce

How to Make Salted Caramel Sauce

ShareTweet Salted caramel is a trend I can’t imagine getting tired of. I get bacon fatigue. Bacon donuts, bacon ice cream, as a nation, I’d say we’ve achieved bacon overload. But call me naive, I don’t think we’ll reach that point with salted caramel, as long as it’s made with quality ingredients. Real sugar. RealContinue Reading

Salted Caramel Apple Bread Pudding with an Asian Flair

Salted Caramel Apple Bread Pudding with an Asian Flair

ShareTweet Dessert is pretty much synonymous with chocolate in our house. Chocolate souffles, hot fudge sundaes, and fondant au chocolat… as long as there is chocolate involved, my kids, my husband, and I just can’t say no. Fruit desserts, on the other hand, can be a tough sell, but at the height of apple season,Continue Reading