Monthly Archives: November 2012

Baking for coffee lovers

Are you one of those people who stumbles out of bed and staggers straight to the coffee pot before you even hit the shower? Me, too. I’m not above having a couple more cups before noon. (After that I switch to tea.) Even if you’re not an acolyte of the sacred bean, you probably know… read more

Top five tips for stress-free holiday baking

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, are you shaking in your oven mitts at the prospect of all the holiday baking you think you should be doing? Never fear, my baking friend. Smart planning and a small investment of time early in the season will pay big dividends in the end. Here are my five favorite… read more

How to plan and host Thanksgiving dinner

It doesn’t matter how old you are or how well you know your way around the kitchen. If it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you are going to be anxious. But if you’re here–more than a week before the big day!–searching for help or inspiration, you’re going to be fine. There’s definitely enough time… read more

No-knead maple brioche à tête

There is no aroma more intoxicating than that of freshly baked bread. When that bread is brioche, it smells like a French bakery, Christmas morning and your birthday all rolled into one. And no matter how far you live from Paris, you can recreate that bakery right in your own kitchen. With a few minutes… read more