A Little Candy Corn for Your Halloween Bowl

Hi all! In honor of Halloween, I thought I’d share this candy corn recipe from my cookbook. I also got to speak with the Saucy Sisters from Nashville about this Halloween staple; here’s the podcast if you want to take a listen! These little triangular-shaped candies, colored in bands of yellow, orange, and white, mimic […]...

Pomegranates, Fall, and Cookbooks

Thanks to all of you who made it out to my book party last weekend! We had a brisk fall afternoon, a lovely crowd, and chocolates for all! I was flattered that so many guests commented on the Vanilla Bean Chocolates I made, when there’s so much good chocolate to be found in the city! […]...

{Product Review} Of Chocolate and Tempering

Edited 10/25/09: In response to e-mails asking about the seeding method, I’ve expanded my post to include a more in-depth explanation of tempering chocolate. See below for the bolded questions “What is tempering chocolate?” and “What is the seeding method?” Wow! First, thank you all for the wonderful well wishes and support to my last […]...

Field Guide to Candy is Out! Win a Copy of Your Own!

Two years ago, one of my long-cherished goals suddenly blossomed into reality: I was offered the chance to write a cookbook. A great deal of testing, retesting, writing, and rewriting later Field Guide to Cookies emerged. One year ago, just as the reality that I was now published was sinking in and the sight of […]...

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall: Peach Brown Sugar Ice Cream with Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

  I am so glad that I was able to make it to BlogHer Food! The prospect of meeting friends I’d made through the food blogosphere, virtually in my backyard, was too compelling to ignore. Combine that with some extraordinarily educational and inspiring talks on everything from photography techniques to the politics of food blogging, […]...