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Classic French Crepes

Classic French Crêpes

Classic French Crepes

The crêpe has the well-deserved title of “classic” – the thin pancakes have been delighting eaters for centuries. Originally from Brittany, a peninsular region in Northwest France, crêpes are traditionally accompanied by a class of hard cider – another regional specialty.  Nancy’s well-tested recipe is a testament to the elegant simplicity of crêpes: 6 basic… Read More »

Thomas Keller’s Chocolate Souffle

Thomas Keller’s Chocolate Souffle

The word soufflé comes from the French verb souffler which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up,” which is exactly what happens in this sweet (but sometimes savory) classic French dish. Notoriously difficult to master, soufflés are often presented in movies and sitcoms in a comical light as characters inevitably fail at their… Read More »

Perfect Cinnamon Buns

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We love tearing into ooey gooey cinnamon buns. While they do take a great deal of time to make, this recipe splits the steps so that you don’t have to wake up extra early. The addition of buttermilk makes for a tender roll, and allowing the dough to rest overnight in the fridge lends a… Read More »

Flawless Flaky Scones with Chocolate Chips

Flawless Flaky Scones with Chocolate Chips

While traditional British scones resemble biscuits decked out with jam and clotted cream, the popularized coffee shop staple distinguishes itself from competing breakfast breads with tall, pie-slice sizes, fruity frostings and decorative sugar dustings. But you don’t need to leave the house for an embellished scone to call to you from an assorted bakery display…. Read More »

The Best Fudgy Brownies

Simply Perfect Brownies from Scratch

Put down that box! It’s easy to quickly grab packaged brownie mix when walking through the store, but you can make delicious homemade brownies right from your cabinet staples- and customize them to your own preferences. Cakey brownies are known for their fluffy texture but can have a lackluster chocolate punch while chewy brownies try… Read More »

Classic Baked Custard

Baked Custard Recipe

The steps taken to ensure baked custard’s smooth and silky texture are simple and will leave you with very few dishes to clean. Yet for all their simplicity, the few instructions behind this creamy dessert are vital. For the glossiest consistency, the mixture goes first through a coarse strainer and then your finest. And the… Read More »

Quick Kumquat Honey Marmalade

Quick Kumquat Honey Marmalade Recipe

This year, we’re all about giving the gift of handmade goods. Whether bought or purchased, locally made (as local as your kitchen) gifts made with love are so much better than anything you can buy at a big box store. You might have friends who are canning connoisseurs but if you don’t want to go… Read More »

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Maple Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Maple Sauce

With all of the hubbub around the turkey and side dishes for Thanksgiving, let’s not forget about one of the most important parts – dessert! This rich, decadent, warming bread pudding from Toronto-based Chef Christine Moody is perfect comforting hug you need on a cool evening. After making a few loaves of her easy spiced pumpkin… Read More »

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

As the air starts to cool down outside, we’re firing up our ovens for some serious holiday baking. Even if you’re not up for the not-so-daunting task of making your own bread from scratch, a quick bread recipe like this one is within arm’s reach. By mixing together a simple batter with pumpkin puree (fresh… Read More »

Pecan Pie Magic Cake Bars

Pecan Pie Magic Cake Bars

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’ve got pie on our minds. If you don’t want to go through the challenge of making your own pecan pie from scratch, these bars are for you as they’re much easier to put together and the magic happens in the oven while you wait. As the batter bakes, it… Read More »

Snickers and Pretzel Milkshake

Snickers & Pretzels Milkshake

The mountain of leftover candy that Halloween leaves behind is a golden opportunity for creative cooks to feed their sweet tooth after the trick-or-treating ends. While we all love a fun-size candy bar (or six) straight up, Nina’s idea to blend Snickers bars with pretzels and ice cream is a match-made in salty / sweet… Read More »

3-Ingredient Butterfinger Bars

3 Ingredient DIY Butterfinger Bars

Don’t you hate when you don’t get what you want when trick or treating? Maybe it’s too many caramel candies, too little chocolate or, heaven forbid, healthy snacks! Well, Amy’s here to help if you’ve got an overabundance of unwanted candy corn. Tiny and addictive, candy corn is a divisive substance- you either love it… Read More »

Maple Banana Coffee Cake

Maple Banana Coffee Cake

When it comes to ripe bananas, almost everyone’s go-to is banana bread. With Alexandra’s recipe, your next bunch can have a different destiny. One of the great things about coffee cake is its versatility: it’s always a hit for dessert, classically pairs well with afternoon coffee (counterintuitively, “coffee cake” does not necessarily contain coffee –… Read More »

German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Surprisingly, German Chocolate Cake is named after the creator of German chocolate (an American named Sam German) and not the country at all. With one bite of this cake, however, you’ll quickly move past it’s confusing name and focus on its pure, satisfying decadence. Unlike its milk, dark, and bittersweet cousins, German chocolate is sweet… Read More »

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The science of cookie making can be a tricky one as different ingredients (such as egg, butter or oil) yield different variations of cookie (like chewy, cakey or crispy). Each type has its own group of loyal followers who can’t get enough of their favorite texture manifested in each sugary bite. Chewy cookies can be… Read More »