Buy: What Up, My Ninja?

When my friend, F., sent these to me my response was only two words: Um…AWESOME. If I need go on an explain why, you just don’t get the awesomeness. Molded from rugged, food-safe ABS plastic. Each cookie cutter measures approx. 4 inches x 3 inches. $7.99 at Perpetual Kid

Yummy Valentine

Clockwise from top left: Rose’s Heavenly Cakes Cookbook What’s more romantic than a decadent dessert? Make your own with a recipe from Rose Levy Berenbaum’s scrumptious cookbook. Experts agree the desserts in this book are yummy– Berenbaum’s book was named International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Cookbook of the Year. $26.37 at Amazon WILTON Ruffled 6… Continue reading Yummy Valentine

Bake: R. J. Cooper’s Brown Butter–Bourbon Pound Cake

The James Beard Foundation maintains a great blog called Delights and Prejudices. In December, heralded D.C. chef (and James Beard award winner, 2007), R. J. Cooper, shared this recipe for brown butter bourbon pound cake. I made it for a friend’s party and it was a huge hit. You gotta try it yourself. Ingredients: Pound… Continue reading Bake: R. J. Cooper’s Brown Butter–Bourbon Pound Cake

Bake: Healthier Strawberry Muffins

Continuing our little slightly-healthier kick, we tried out these muffins seen in Body + Soul’s July/August issue. “These muffins make a delightful treat — without the guilt.” Per serving: 152 calories; 1 g saturated fat; 4 g unsaturated fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 23 g carb; 244 mg sodium; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber. Compare… Continue reading Bake: Healthier Strawberry Muffins