Fourless Chocolate Cake

I host a lot of dinner parties. At least once a week, there are at least four people eating in my kitchen. The reason is simple, I don’t just love to cook. I love to cook for people. The joy of seeing someone really enjoy something I’ve made for them is far more gratifying than any…

Beet Cured Gravlax

Rich, salty, luscious salmon. In all its forms, it is one of my favorite fish to cook or, in this case, not cook. I love cured salmon but rarely can I bring myself to spend the incredibly high price to buy it in Hawaii. During a recent ravioli making night with my Swedish friend Nina, we…

Coffee Sugar Cookies

Early morning is one of my favorite times of day. I don’t love the actual getting up part but after that pain has passed, rushing around in the pre-dawn light is kind of exciting. The only reason to be up that early is if there is something important that requires it. As an adult with…

Pancetta

Pancetta. Bacon’s fancier Italian cousin. Good God, how I love the stuff.  Salty, luscious, slightly spicy, porky goodness that is the essential flavor in so many of my favorite foods. If I could, I would probably put it in everything. The problem is that it really isn’t very easy to find in most grocery stores…

Pumpkin Scones

Fall is my favorite season. Yes, that is a really vanilla flavored, bland, boring statement to make. You probably just pictured me wearing yoga pants, Ugg boots, and eagerly slurping down a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Totally expected for a girl from New England, I know. But what can I say? Fall is awesome and cliches…

Rosemary Sourdough Crackers

Sometimes taking care of sourdough starter is like having a weird, smelly, finicky pet. If you feed it too little, it suffers. If you feed it too much, the flavor changes. Too much water? No good. Too little? Gluey mess. Even if you get it just right, you still have to figure out what to…