The best chocolate chip cookies (for now)

 

Randi,

I know, I know. What is with all these “The Best this” and “The Best that” recipes? But I’m always so excited when I discover a recipe that seems to be The Best and Most Classic and Most Foolproof of all recipes. The Ur-Recipe. The Holy Grail. Continue reading “The best chocolate chip cookies (for now)”

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The best brownies, like ever

 

Randi –

The other night you called me to ask what you should make for a dessert, and I told you about the best brownies, like ever.

Quick question before I proceed — am I falling back on the fancy salt too much these days? The thing is, it seems like all you have to do to make a good recipe great is add a pinch of fancy salt at the end. Salted chocolate chip cookies, salted brown butter rice krispie treats, salted apple pie … seriously. It’s the easiest thing to do. But maybe it’s time to “discover” a new secret ingredient. Ok, on to the brownies. Continue reading “The best brownies, like ever”

Radishes. Yes, radishes.

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Watermelon radishes with goat cheese – The girls’ Valentine’s Dinner first course!

Aravis –

Until this winter’s CSA vegetable adventures, I’m not sure I’d ever eaten any radish but the usual red salad ones (or butter radishes) you find at any better-left-alone salad bar, and I’m pretty sure most of those were probably not eaten willingly. Do you ever remember mom bringing a radish into the house? I don’t.

This winter, though, we’ve had week after week of radishes of all shapes, sizes, and colors appearing in our CSA box. At first, I was pretty darn stumped as to what to do with them. But they were certainly not going to waste, so I scoured Pinterest and NYT Cooking for some ideas and guess what I found? Radishes are delicious! Continue reading “Radishes. Yes, radishes.”