Pumpkin & Brown Sugar Babka

Sat, October 8 2016

I get to experience fall’s arrival twice this year! Last month I went home to Russia and jumped from the Atlantic coast’s muggy heat into crispy Moscow September with its dramatic low and dark skies, big shawls, and sea buckthorn tea with mint and honey. Now I’m back in New York and I finally have […]

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Pear Doughnuts with Blueberry Glaze

Mon, June 6 2016

I wanted to bake something fruity, summery, and colorful — but I also wanted donuts. To compromise, I came up with this idea for pear doughnuts with blueberry glaze. All it takes is one ripe pear for sunny orchard flavor, a bunch of blueberries, and 15 minutes of kitchen time!

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Ben’s Shrimp and Grits

Wed, May 11 2016

It’s Ben this time. Katie asked if I would talk about shrimp and grits, because it’s now among the things (like hot dogs and quiche) on my list of “tasty things for men.” The list was jokingly created because I was trying to explain to Katie and her friend Emma why I loved burritos so […]

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Coffee Doughnuts

Mon, March 21 2016

It all started with me buying a doughnut pan and discovering that it only takes 15 minutes of my time and minimum clean up afterwards to produce a batch of freshly baked, soft inside and shiny with glaze outside, irresistible doughnuts. My list of possible flavors and toppings is growing each and every day, but […]

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