Smokin' Chestnut

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet van Horne

Category: Dessert

Pecan, Bourbon and Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Whoa to the nelly. This recipe renders me somewhat speechless. First, it’s a DESSERT. I have, like, four desserts on this blog. And while I love a tasty dessert just as much as the next person, I have found in the past year or so that my sweet tooth has dulled considerably. I used to […]

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Behold: a baking concoction I didn’t mess up from start to finish. I made these for the Super Bowl Sunday party Matthew and I attended oh, you know, a month ago. I’m a food blogger slacker, but at least I’m getting this recipe up now. And it’s not as though my memory of these cupcakes […]


Isn’t it appropriate for traditions to begin as a newly-married couple? I didn’t set out for that to happen, but after sinking my teeth into this fragrant, yeasty pastry, I decided right then that stollen would become mine and Matthew’s Christmas tradition. Stollen is a popular Christmas bread in Europe, where rum-soaked dried cherries and […]