Category Archives: Desserts

Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah

One day several Decembers ago, a friend mentioned in passing that she had stopped in to Mollie Stone’s on the way to work to pick up Krispy Kreme jelly donuts for her coworkers. “You know, for Hanukkah,” she said casually. … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Topping

Last week we brought you a meatless entrée fit for the thanksgiving table, and today, I present a delectable gluten-free pumpkin pie. This easy Thanksgiving dessert is a stunning end to a festive meal, and one that’s fit for everyone, … Continue reading

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Orange Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Glaze (AKA “Man Cake”)

One of my favorite recipes in The Lazy Gourmet is this easy Orange Cake with Crème Fraîche and Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle. I love that this beautiful and delicious orange cake can be mixed together with a spoon (no electric mixer!) … Continue reading

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Easy as One, Two, Three: Three-Ingredient Gianduia Sandwich Cookies

My husband walked in on me this morning and I was so embarrassed. There I was, standing at my kitchen counter, in front of the open cupboard, using a spoon to shovel Nutella right out of the container into my … Continue reading

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How to Make Crepes (It’s Actually Pretty Easy)

When Robin and I were writing The Lazy Gourmet, we put every potential recipe through a rigorous screening and testing process to confirm three crucial criteria: deliciousness, impressiveness, and easiness. We ultimately decided, after much delightful crepe production and consumption, that … Continue reading

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Big News: The Lazy Gourmet Cookbook is Now Available! (Plus a recipe for Chocolate-Hazelnut Matzo Toffee)

Juliana and I have been waiting more than a year (actually, one year, one month and three days since we signed the contract on March 15, 2010) to make this announcement: our cookbook, The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy, … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Polenta Biscuits

I just returned from a trip to visit my in-laws in shoreline Connecticut. The nutmeg state may not be known as a foodie Mecca, but it offers plenty to love, culinarily speaking. From the region’s famous buttery hot lobster rolls … Continue reading

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Sweets for my Sweet: Valentine’s Day Bittersweet Chocolate-Hazelnut Truffles

Sure, Valentine’s Day is one of those commercial holidays, created by the axis of evil made up of greeting card companies, candy makers, and florists solely for the purpose of guilt-tripping us into giving them our money. I know this, … Continue reading

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Mango Coconut Ice Cream Dreams

A few months ago, when my sweet little niece was around two-and-a-half, my mother and I took her to one of Mom’s favorite candy shops here in San Francisco. She marched straight to the tiny ice cream counter at back … Continue reading

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Dress Up Your Cheese Plate with Pan de Higo (Fig Cake)

Juliana and I both adore a good cheese plate. Unfortunately the cheese plate’s allure—so easy to throw together and ever so fancy—threatens to be its very downfall. As Lazy Gourmets, of course, we love any fabulous culinary offering that can … Continue reading

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