Category Archives: dessert

Revenge Gone Wrong: Salted Brown Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pinterest. Facebook. Instagram. Friendster. If they’re not made for flame wars and trolls, they’re made for posting photos of food. Turns out there’s a Food Porn Daily website made just for people to Creme Fraiche all over themselves (South Park. NSFW). … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Gingersnap Crust

The time of year when you can actually use the excuse “It’s the holidays” in a court of law to cover your (ever-growing) ass as you gorge for 4 straight weeks is upon us once again.  And that means it … Continue reading

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XoCo – Chicago, IL

My need to NOT be that guy who writes headlines like “XoCo is LOCO” is in a constant internal struggle with the guy who on occasion loves such incredibly horrid word play.  But Chef Rick Bayless has earned a little … Continue reading

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Peanut Ginger Dipping Sauce

I received the Kitchen-Aid Ice Cream Maker for my birthday, something I’ve always wanted but never wanted to pay for.  With my greatest of birthday wishes fulfilled, I jumped right into coming up with the craziest ice cream ideas I … Continue reading

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Fritz Pastry Press Release

Oh look, a Fritz Pastry press release.  Why yes, it was written by me. For Immediate Release CHICAGO, IL — There’s something to be said for good food that’s also affordable.  Too often nowadays, niche bakeries and cafes are moving … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Mousse

As promised, I’m actually delivering the pumpkin pie mousse recipe THIS week.  This recipe is truly a Frankensteinian creation.  I enjoyed the pumpkin pie batter I had made for a pie a few weeks ago, and couldn’t stop wondering how … Continue reading

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Vegan Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookies

By all rights, Katie should be the one on here posting this story.  After all, she’s the one who decided to bake up the recipe.  I simply stood by and sifted the flour when she needed it.  Oh, and I … Continue reading

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Recipe – Kristin’s Totally Original, Not Stolen From Dr. Weil Carrot Cake

I’m slowly being won over to the dark side that is Carrot Cake.  It used to be my least favorite “cake” around.  I don’t like healthy things in my desserts.  It’s a sin against nature.  But my friend and coworker … Continue reading

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American Pie Has Nothin’ On THIS Cake

For those in the know of the world of geek, this weekend is PAX 2008.  The weekend long party celebrating all things gaming was created as a pseudo-alternative to the over the top marketing machine that was E3.  The brainchild … Continue reading

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Eat It! Celebrating Eating Challenges: Day 1

I wasn’t lying when I said I loved the entire idea behind a small-town place offering up some ridiculously sized meal free if you met their challenge guidelines.  More than anything, they’re like the car wrecks of the eating world.  … Continue reading

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