single lady chocolate chip cookie

Although my boyfriend Erlend and I have been dating since college, there were a couple of times during our relationship when we had to go long-distance. It wasn’t easy—after a long day at the office, I would come home to video chat with Erlend and spend the rest of the …

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peanut butter brown sugar cake

Of all the cakes I made for this book, this was the only one that I never got sick of eating—no matter how much I ate. This cake is so moist that it doesn’t even need any frosting, but works wonderfully with chocolate fudge or a dollop of crème fraîche …

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chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies were one of the first baked goods I taught myself how to make from scratch. I loved personalizing my cookies with my favorite chocolate and ingredients which allow you to use whatever’s in your pantry to make the chocolate chip cookies of your dreams! Beyond the mix-ins, …

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oatmeal cookies

As a kid, I hated raisins. I was always disappointed when my mom would pack me a small box of raisins with my lunch, and I begged her for the candies and cookies that my classmates got instead. She rarely relented, and I was stuck with my little box for …

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Gorgonzola and Bacon Drop Biscuits

Sometimes the best ideas come at the end of a long day when you are hungry and trying to figure out what to eat. (Sometimes the worst ideas come at this time, too—I’ve had my fair share of tuna-sandwich-leftover-Chinese-chicken-noodle salad when I’ve been too tired to cook.) I got this …

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Parmesan-Chive Scones

Salty and savory, these scones are so rich and flaky that they shouldn’t be reserved just for breakfast. In fact we use this dough to make an excellent potpie topping, and we’ve been known to build our famous egg sandwiches with these instead of our standard focaccia roll. Be sure …

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chocolate chip cookie mix-ins

To make really good chocolate chip cookies, you need really good, high-quality chocolate. And real talk: Chocolate chips don’t qualify. Most chocolate chips, with some exceptions, are made with poor-quality chocolate mixed with stabilizers like paraffin wax (yep, the kind of wax used to make candles—that’s what lets the chips …

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Gluten-Free Ham and Cheese Puffs

A home baker who made gougères—cheesy, rich pastry puffs—out of my book Flour Too tagged me on Instagram and asked if I had ever heard of pão de queijo, a similar pastry popular in Brazil and Portugal. I had never heard of them, and after doing some research I was …

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Spelt Croissants

If there’s one pastry I’m particularly obsessed with, it is croissants. I’m awed by the web of flaky layers of dough-butter-dough-butter-dough which seem to go on to infinity. The care and precision that go into making an excellent croissant are not hard, necessarily, but they do require a level of …

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Mushroom and Thyme Brioches

Once you’ve mastered making the dough for brioche, a rich buttery bread from France, you’ll want to start experimenting with all of the different breakfast treats you can make. It’s a remarkably versatile and straightforward dough that lends itself well to both sweet and savory variations. Here we make mushroom …

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