25 Days of Chocolate

25 Days of Chocolate Last year, I celebrated the month of December with Vosges Chocolate's Advent Calendar. At the time, my daughter was just over 3 months old and I was [more]

The Perfect 10

The Perfect 10 From time to time, friends will ask me for recommendations for all sorts of culinary items. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of kitchen [more]

Gluten Free Banana Nut Bread

Gluten Free Banana Nut Bread I met my husband nearly eleven years ago in St. Louis, and even then, in the early aughts, he was eating gluten free. That was back in the dark ages [more]

Awkward Conversations about Homemaking

Awkward Conversations about Homemaking I hold a cherry chocolate pie in my hands and nervously make small talk with a woman at a neighborhood block party. I am reminded of how much time I [more]

An Old-Fashioned Recipe

An Old-Fashioned RecipeMy mother gave me a copy of my Great Grandmother Vita's Presbyterian Cook Book (1923). One of my favorite parts about the cookbook is the many notes [more]

A Place to Start

A Place to Start I hold old photographs of my Great Grandmothers and Grandmothers and reflect on our shared culinary heritage. Did Great Grandmother Veta Melnotte [more]

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Day 21: White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Day 21: White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days all I want to taste is the familiar. So tonight I baked white chocolate chip and macad[...]
Day 20: Healthy Cacao Nibs

Day 20: Healthy Cacao Nibs

I take a break from my chocolate indulgences for a night to savor cacao nibs. Cacao nibs are roa[...]
Day 19: Petit Meringues with Ganache

Day 19: Petit Meringues with Ganache

Layers of sweet meringue cover a dark chocolate ganache in this pretty and simple dessert. Pe[...]
Day 18: Orange Chocolate Scones

Day 18: Orange Chocolate Scones

I eat scones for dinner tonight. And I'm ok with that. Orange Chocolate Scones Recipe a[...]
Day 17: Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Day 17: Eggless Chocolate Mousse

I was *this* close to making Dorie Greenspan's chocolate mousse recipe, but I changed my mind af[...]
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25 Days of Chocolate

December 1, 2014

Last year, I celebrated the month of December with Vosges Chocolate’s Advent Calendar. At the time, … […]

The Perfect 10...

August 21, 2014

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Gluten Free Banana N

June 25, 2014

I met my husband nearly eleven years ago in St. Louis, and even then, in the early … […]

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