Crowdsourced Cherry Saffron Scones

On a recent trip to HomeGoods, where I bought every attractive thing in my home at bargain prices, I picked up a teeny-tiny jar of saffron threads. I’ve never eaten anything with saffron in it, but for $3, I figured I should try it at least once. Read More Crowdsourced Cherry Saffron Scones

Chocolate of the Day: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cupcakes

This confection came about when I wanted to make chocolate-covered cherries for my husband but didn’t want to deal with the candy-making part. I’ve always been a far better baker than confectioner, so this was a no-brainer. Over the years, it’s become a go-to item for holiday gift baking.

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BBC03’s Cherry Almond Biscotti with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Somewhere along the road, I picked up a basic biscotti recipe. I tweaked it a little bit here and a little bit there until I ended up with this particular incarnation, which seems to be everyone’s favorite. The best way to describe the biscotti is that they taste the way Jergen’s cherry almond hand lotion smells; except, well, that sounds kind of gross. But just use your imagination. Read More BBC03’s Cherry Almond Biscotti with Dark Chocolate Chunks

A Not-So-Sweet Saturday Afternoon with Sweet Cherry Pie

It’s cherry season in my part of the world, which means, much like rhubarb season, that it’s time to make lots of delicious pie. It’s also about that time when the novelty of summer wears off, and the prospect of many long, hot, humid days ahead is enough to make you want to hide in an air conditioned room for a week. Read More A Not-So-Sweet Saturday Afternoon with Sweet Cherry Pie

Morbid Curiosity Monday: Cola Salad

Earlier this week, a recipe purported to be the original secret recipe for Coca-Cola was revealed by the Chicago radio program This American Life. Coca-Cola has denied that this is their recipe, but who can resist the intrigue? Speaking of intriguing, I’m sure you’re dying to know what strange and wonderful foods can be made with your favorite cola-type beverage. Read More Morbid Curiosity Monday: Cola Salad