I've been nursing a particular fascination for these little Brazilian chocolate candies for a few weeks now. Brigadeiros are a Brazilian fudge truffle, made from condensed milk cooked with flavors like chocolate, almond, and coconut. I first saw them a while back on the Youtube channel Dulce Delight (If you haven't watched Raiza's videos before, definitely check them out!), and later found a microwave version on Sorted Food, which completely sold me on them....more

Irish Barmbrack (Tea Cake)

A British one, is characterizedAs British. But don't be surprisedIf I demur, for, be advised...more

Spiced Pear Cake

The Ischler

If there is one cookie that could be the emperor of all cookies, it would be the Ischler. The Ischler is an elegant little Austrian cookie and there are a few variations on it, but in this version it is essentially a pairing of dark chocolate and apricot sandwiched between soft almond cookie layers. This is Rose's recipe which can be found in The Baking Bible....more

On Tiramisu, and Our Neurotic Food Culture

This is something of an existential piece....more

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken

As promised, a chicken recipe for y'all! Just a couple months ago, I'd never heard of such thing as mustard-pretzel breaded chicken, but now that I know how incredibly easy it is to make and how delicious it is, you can bet I'll be making this again. It's a no-fuss recipe any college student could use in his/her cooking repertoire ....more

Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

I used to read these murder mysteries by Meg Cabot about the trials and travails of one Heather Wells, a...more

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dear Mrs. Wakefield, I must admit that I feel a little sheepish adding another chocolate chip cookie recipe to the world's ever-growing collection, presuming to be the new "best" recipe. I wonder, do you think it's funny, how many people out there have tried to improve on your original Tollhouse recipe? ...more

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Hello! It's been a while, hasn't it? You might have wondered which wormhole in this universe I may have dropped into, but rest assured the events of...more

No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

To the individual who made 50 pineapple Jello shots and set them on refrigerator door in the Winthrop kitchen, which promptly spilled all over my feet when I opened the fridge: Just so you know, putting pineapple pieces in Jello will prevent it from setting. There are enzymes in pineapple that break up the proteins in gelatin. Thus, the soupy Jello shots that I spilled all over the floor ....more