New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days are just made for chocolate chip cookies. Rainy days, snowy days, bad days, exciting-news days; there are many options. Some days are made for baking, especially cold days when the heat of the oven is a welcome addition to the kitchen. But what about those days when you just want a cookie now….

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Chess Pie

I have a tendency to make unusual word associations, often involving food. Certain words remind me of food and then I have this strange imagery inserted into whatever conversation I’m having. For example, the word “extraordinary” always makes me think of “strawberry.” I’ve found that in conversation, “extraordinary” is often said right before the word…

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Madeleines

My kitchen is not particularly large. This is perhaps not a unique problem for someone who rents an apartment in a city, especially if that city is San Francisco. But it has had a serious impact on my kitchen purchases over the last few years. Alarming quickly our cabinet filled with dishes, pantry goods, odd…

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