Category Archives: Sweets & Desserts

Mom’s (and, okay sure, King Arthur’s) Carrot Cake

Well, this is awkward. It’s my mom’s birthday today, and when I came here to my favorite food blog UmamiView full post »

Just a Loaf of Banana Bread

I’ve been holding this post back for a few days because I haven’t been much in the mood to write. The lastView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Classic Apple Crisp

In the crisper this Thanksgiving week: Far from home on my favorite holiday, we’ll be doing our best to bringView full post »

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with (ahem!) Cream Cheese Frosting

Did you know that today is World Vegan Day, which kicks off World Vegan Month in November? I didn’t until I saw itView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: The World’s Second-Easiest Fig Dessert

In the crisper this week: Fig season is short and sweet, so why not enjoy them in their birthday suits? And if youView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Caramel Apples for Labor Day and Beyond

This week in the crisper, it’s a mighty fine thing indeed to see so many heirloom varieties of summer applesView full post »

Someday, a clafoutis.

Every year at about this time, pictures of cherry clafoutis start to crowd the pages of my favorite magazines and blogsView full post »

A Sweet Little Thank-You: Strawberry Tartelettes with Muscovado Sugar

Recipe for individual strawberry tartelettes in pâte sucrée crust with a creamy, not-too-sweet filling.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Blueberry Overload Coffee Cake

In the crisper this week, the perfect dessert (or breakfast!) for when you’re craving something a little naughtierView full post »

The Ganache Factor

When the ick factor of a given week rises to critical levels, your weapon of choice should be the ganache factor. Here&#View full post »

How to Get Invited Back

The best hostess gift ever, and a tale of fame, fortune, and deception. Also, a recipe for really good chocolate chipView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Grapefruit-Vanilla Curd

This week in the crisper: Life is complicated. I like it that way. Breakfast—or, if you prefer, dessert—is noView full post »

Reclaiming Cinnamon Buns

To tell the truth, I’d given up on cinnamon buns. Even as overdrawn emblems of American culture go, cinnamon bunsView full post »

Gourmet Cookie Book Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who made our Gourmet Cookie Book series a great, heart-warming success. I had a terrificView full post »

A Week of Cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book, The Final Day (And Your Fifth Chance to Win a Copy)

We’ve reached the final day of our week of Gourmet Cookie Book stories and giveaways. Please welcome Anne WoodardView full post »

A Week of Cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book, Day 4 (And Your Fourth Chance to Win a Copy)

It’s Day 4 of our week of stories and cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book. Please welcome guest contributor KellyView full post »

A Week of Cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book, Day 3 (And Your Third Chance to Win a Copy)

Welcome back to our week of stories and cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book. Can you believe it’s day threeView full post »

A Week of Cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book, Day 2 (And Your Second Chance to Win a Copy)

Please welcome Kim Demopoulos, today’s guest contributor to our week of cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book. KimView full post »

A Week of Cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book (And a 5-Book Giveaway)

I’m very proud to be bringing you a special series this week, with five guest posts inspired by The Gourmet CookieView full post »

Glamour Shots

This recipe for Ghirardelli’s classic blondies is so good it will curl your toes. It’ll curl your hair, tooView full post »

Better than chocolate

Recipes for a classic, not-too-much chocolate pudding and Ghirardelli’s chocolate chip cookies.View full post »

Lovely Little Golden Things

Vanilla-poached apricots and two-day-old baby chicks. Both so perfect they’ve stunned me to silence. Let’sView full post »

A fine how do you do from New Jersey

Recipe for blueberry crisp, and a little attitude from New Jersey.View full post »

Mothers and children. Also, chocolate cake.

Recipe for my favorite chocolate cake frosted with a pink pillow of raspberry whipped cream, and a chance to helpView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Parsnip Spice Cake

Parsnips are often relegated to purées and braises, but they work wonders in sweet dishes, too. Easy recipe for ParsnipView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Apple, Goat Cheese and Honey Tartlets

Simple recipe for Apple, Goat Cheese and Honey tartlets with puff pastry adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine.View full post »

Halloween Banana Sweet Potato Muffins

This easy recipe for banana sweet potato muffins is about as spooky as it gets around here on Halloween.View full post »

Gourmet Magazine’s Pomegranate Gelato

Bidding a fond farewell to Gourmet Magazine with one of our favorite fall recipes: Gourmet’s Pomegranate Gelato.View full post »

Norwegian Gold Cake with Sour Cream Ganache

Recipe for homemade Norwegian Gold cake with sour cream ganache frosting, and a chance to win the Zuni Café cookbook.View full post »

And now, a word from your oven. In July. Srsly.

A pair of recipes for your passive-aggressive oven: Chard Gratin and Blueberry Crisp.View full post »

At the core

Recipe for an easy strawberry-rhubarb crisp with a versatile, crisp oat topping. The basic recipe for the filling andView full post »

A chocolate tart beyond compare

Recipe for a ridonculously decadent chocolate tart adapted from Simpon Hopkinson’s recipe in The Art of the TartView full post »

Rhubarb! A guest post from Julie Hartigan

An easy recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Compote, plus other ideas for using rhubarb.View full post »

Chocolate-Mint Pudding

Link to a recipe for chocolate-mint pudding from Cooking Light.View full post »

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