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Camp Cooking: Magic Layer Pie

It’s officially camping season and all around me, throngs of outdoor adventurers are readying their camping gear and pondering whether to head for the mountains or the desert, the coast or the woods. Me? I’m already planning the menu. Don’t … Continue reading

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The Science of Chocolate: Sweet Science Lesson From KQED’s QUEST Series

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s another tasty science lesson from KQED’s excellent QUEST series. (See previous posts on the science of cheese and sourdough bread.) From the QUEST website: “Chocolate: It’s been revered for millennia by cultures throughout … 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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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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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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