gluten-free! karlie’s kookies at home.

I’ve been known to dabble in vegan and gluten-free cooking, and have done stints of vegetarianism and raw food-ism (coincidentally, during the period of time that I was doing 6 days of yoga a week).  But these days, I am very much an omnivore – I eat what I want to.  That doesn’t change my […]

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king for a day: galette des rois

We missed Three King’s Day by a week, but we still managed to get a Galette des Rois from La Boulange on Pine Street over the weekend!  Jules was excited to see that they offered it, as it is the cake he used to get for his birthday every year as his birthday falls so […]

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mimi thorisson’s "mont blanc"

Mimi Thorisson’s blog, Manger, has been one of the biggest influences for me within the past few months.  She does an amazing job of using seasonal ingredients, and she also happens to pick ingredients that are very popular in my household – like creme de marrons.  If you aren’t familiar with this delectable delight, it’s basically […]

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an inspired brioche

For those of you who have been following me on Facebook, you know that I am a little obsessed (not in a bad way) with Manger, a blog that beautifully depicts Mimi Thorisson’s culinary expertise and her picturesque life in Médoc.  One of her recent posts was a recipe for Brioche à la fleur d’oranger, and since Jules […]

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fall-flavored sweets: apple cider caramels

I definitely spend more time reading other people’s blogs than writing for this one (I’m trying to change that!).  One of my favorites is Smitten Kitchen, a blog run by Deb Perelmen.  She has amazing photographs and really easy-to-follow recipes – and as a result of having such a successful blog, she recently released her […]

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this happened last night.

I don’t really get around to baking all that often, but last night I was inspired to make a couple of batches of madeleines, flavored with orange flower water.  I think we ate nearly a dozen of them last night as they were cooling.  Jules looked sad when he asked if I was going to […]

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cuckoo for quetsches

  I made this dessert for the first time in 2009, when I went through a phase of tart making.  The original recipe calls for quetsches, the French variety of plum, but we make do with what we have here – I used some very sweet California plums.  This is a really easy  recipe that […]

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