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Parmesan Cannoli

Dinner Lab Recap

This weekend I teamed up with Dinner Lab Dallas to cook a five-course pop-up dinner.  Dinner Lab is an innovative new concept that allows members to taste the work of up-and-coming chefs in their area and provide feedback.  I really enjoyed working with savory food and being on the line […]

King of Cones

I am excited to announce that next Monday at 7pm CT I will be featured on Food Network’s new summer series, King of Cones, where I will face off against 3 other pastry chefs to create frozen treats from unusual ingredients.  I hope that you will tune in and cheer […]

watermelon macarons

Easy Homemade Marshmallow

I’ve already documented my adult-onset love of marshmallow.  Many home cooks are afraid to tackle these treats on their own, but have no fear.  With this simple procedure you can have this treat anytime and customize the flavors and colors to suit any occasion.  I use this recipe to make […]

Frozen Yogurt Popsicle

Temperatures are rising, days are getting longer, and outdoor celebrations abound.  It’s time for baseball games, road trips, and campfire soirees.  When you’re having this much fun, who has time to eat with both hands?  Summer beckons this weekend and I am meeting the call with frozen yogurt – on a […]

carrot cake

Carrot Cake

Easter desserts can be tricky, as many fruits are not yet in season.  So why not take a cue from our favorite bunny and use vegetables instead?  Carrot cake not only pays homage to the holiday, but has the perfect balance of sweet, spicy cake; crunchy carrots or nuts; and, […]

kugelhopf

Kugelhopf

Kugelhopf is one of my favorite breads – not only because it’s fun to say, but because of how it’s bold spiral shape contrasts with its delicate texture.  While the cake-like kugelhopf often pops around the fall and winter holidays, the citrus-y flavor of this yeasted, gently sweet dough can […]

English Muffin

English Muffins

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal.  I would love to see a truly epic, Michelin-starred breakfast restaurant elevate our commonplace fare.  Obviously I also have an affinity for baking, so naturally I believe breads and pastry are the cornerstone of any great morning meal.  The best breakfast breads are […]

sandwich bread

Sandwich Bread

Bread is one of those avenues in pastry that’s easy to dabble in and difficult to master.  There are very simple, black-and-white rules about making bread, but the reality lurks in the grey areas where slight changes in humidity or temperature can create different results.  Much like their culinary counterparts, […]