RECIPE: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whenever we’re looking to bake some comfort food, we turn to Lauryn Cohen, a.k.a. BellaBaker.com. “These are the lightest, fluffiest most melt-in-your-mouth cookies ever,” says Lauryn. “I love the texture from the oats, the sweetness from the chocolate chips, and added flavor from a mix of warm fall spices. I just can’t get enough.” That’s…
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THANKSGIVING: Amaretto Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We were inspired by this dish from Harry & David to whip our own version of amaretto mashed sweet potatoes, a sophisticated take on the classic. This dish can be made in advance without adding the garnish; reheated in the microwave, garnished and served. If you like a touch of color and a bit more…
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GIFT: Fall Non-Pareils, Perky Chocolate Turkey

Handmade, seasonal non-pareils. Photo courtesy Li-Lac Chocolate.   If you need a small gift, including something for your Thanksgiving hosts, how about a box of these fall-accented non-pareils? They’re from Li-Lac Chocolates in New York City’s Greenwich Village, a company that just celebrated its 80th anniversary. They’re available in dark or milk chocolate in 1/2-,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Tempura For National Tempura Day

[1] Shrimp tempura from CBCrabcakes.com. [2] People who resist eating veggies may be instantly converted to vegetable tempura (here’s the recipe). [3] Kabocha squash tempura (here’s the recipe from Refugee Kitchen). [4] We adore squid tempura: the Japanese version of fried calamari (here’s the recipe from Woolworth’s Taste).   If you like tempura, there’s no…
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