Brown Butter, Bittersweet Chocolate, and Pear Cake Recipe

Posted on 2010-12-31 By

Last November, I made this cake from Smitten Kitchen.  I stumbled upon the recipe after searching for a dessert that combined pear and chocolate.  Hoping for a treat that would be relatively quick and easy, this cake looked perfect.  It wasnt until I had already laid out the ingredients, that I realized brown butter played…


Alfajores Argentine Dulce de Leche Cookie Sandwiches Recipe

Posted on 2010-12-28 By

In high-school, my roommate, Montana introduced me to the ubiquitous Argentine treat: alfajores.   After winter break, she returned with two packages of alfajores, and I fell in love with the cookies, one alfajor at a time.  Two shortbread-like cookies sandwich layer of caramel filling.  Encased in either a powdered sugar coating or a thin layer…


Brown Butter Scrambled Eggs

Posted on 2010-12-26 By

Every year, our Christmas breakfast consists of the same five components.  Each is integral to our family tradition, which leaves little room for modifications.  The traditional morning feast consists of grapefruit, orange juice, breakfast sausage, Merks Coffeecake and scrambled eggs.  This year, I thought the eggs could benefit from a dose of brown butter, and…


Homemade Dulce de Leche

Posted on 2010-12-22 By

In college, one of my closest friends, Arielle, had a deep love for Argentina.  If that love had one physical form, I think it would be dulce de leche. She always had a jar in our fridge, and I grew to love the endless combinations that dulce de leche enhanced.  Peanut butter on toast?  Top…


Merks Coffee Cake

Posted on 2010-12-21 By

When my parents got married, my mom told my dad that she wanted to be in charge of holidays and traditions.  This was no bluff on her part, her family had many traditions, and are how we still celebrate the holidays. Since my mom was little, the Fellner family had the same breakfast every Christmas…


Cranberry Noels Christmas Cookies

Posted on 2010-12-02 By

Christmas time is here! Deck the Halls! Good King Wenceslas! The Holly and the Ivy! I admit to turning on carols first thing yesterday morning.  I dont love Christmas for religious reasons, but all the trimmings and cheer of the season.   I look froward to the trees, lights, cookies, and time with family all year….