TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Sticky Bun Day

Be precise: Sticky buns have a sticky top, iced cinnamon rolls aren’t sticky buns. Photo courtesy Wolferman’s.   Some people would like to celebrate National Sticky Bun Day, February 21st, every day. Sticky buns, a breakfast pastry for the sweet-toothed, are also known as a honey buns, and are closely related to cinnamon buns, cinnamon…
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RECIPE: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Addictively good cherry chocolate chip cookies. We thank George Washington for the inspiration.   Our tip of the day today is a tasty tip indeed: Make a cherry version of your favorite chocolate chip cookies to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. The Father of our Country was born February 22, 1732. Look for cherry baking chips…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Cherry Pie Day

Do you love cherry pie…but know that you would love it even more if you could get a top-quality pie filling? Wish no more: Chukar Cherries, a purveyor of the finest cherries and cherry products made from Washington State cherries, makes the best cherry pie and cobbler fillings we’ve ever seen commercially (all natural and…
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REVIEWS: Baking Up A Storm

Elizabeth Falkner proposes everything from The Real McCoy Ice Cream Sandwich to Blueberry Paper.   We put an ace baker to work, finding the best new baking cookbooks. After baking up a storm, here’s Part I of her recommendations (Part II arrives next month):– Classic Stars Desserts, by Emily Luchetti, executive pastry chef at Jeremiah…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Why add cream cheese to brownie batter? You might logically say, for more richness. Cream cheese makes a denser, fudgier brownie, and the tangy quality of the cream cheese is a nice counterpoint to both the deep chocolate flavor and the sweetness of the sugar. Some cream cheese brownies simply incorporate the softened cream cheese…
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