Alison Barjonas

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Bûche de Nöel

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Welcome in the holiday season with this traditional French cake.</i><p>There are just about a million ways to make the traditional …

Dessert

Bittersweet Decadence Cookies

A batter of mostly melted chocolate is gently warmed in simmering water. Chopped nuts and even more chocolate are stirred in. <i>Seriously Bitter Sweet: The Ultimate Dessert Maker's Guide to Chocolate.</i> makes and bakes them with the centers still gooey. Seriously indulgent, with a satisfying …

Tres Leches Cake Cones

Our family tradition is to make Snow Cream on powdery winter days. There's something about its sweet, creamy flavor that reminds me of Tres Leches …

Chocolate Fudge Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Judith Choate | An American Family Cooks | Welcome Books, 2013<p>When I was in my full-blown …

Malted Hazelnut Meringue Torte Recipe

Crunchy, delicate layers of malted hazelnut meringue form the "cake" layers of this decadent dessert. For gluten-free just omit the malt.<p><b>Notes:</b> Make sure to start your meringue in a clean, dry bowl. An alternative to piping the meringue is to divide the meringue between the 4 circles, then gently …

How to Hack Butter Pecan Ice Cream

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Your new favorite last-minute dessert.</i><p>A common problem I have around the holidays is craving foods from the South, where I’m from. And since I live on …

How to Make Your Own Peppermint Bark

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With help from Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Blog, the hardest part about making classic peppermint bark (and its new age, quinoa-loaded</i> …

Chocolate Cream Slab Pie

Chocolate Cream Slab Pie.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 20, 2013 65<p>What a name.<p>I don’t really want to consume something with the word “slab” in it, but I …

Chocolate Peppermint Icebox Yule Log Cake

It’s really not Christmas until we make a cake shaped like a log, and prematurely plow through the chocolate treats in our Advent calendars. Well… …

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bûche de Noël

My favorite part of making a yule log cake has always been the adornments - bark made from chocolate pieces, powdered sugar snow, almond pine cones …

How to Make Granola Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: You don't need a recipe to make a homemade granola that puts the boxed ones in your cupboard to shame.</i> …

Breakfast

Best Recipes of 2013 | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.<p>Potato chip fiends, stop your …

Holiday Drinks

You've had a lot on your plate recently -- and we're not talking about the crostini, canapés, and holiday cookies we hope you've been eating. No, we're talking about all the behind-the-scenes work you've done to prepare for the holidays.<p>But now that the chopping, the wrapping, and the kneading are …

Strawberry Satsuma Champagne Sangria

Add 2 of the satsuma oranges, the strawberries and raspberries to a large punch bowl or pitcher. Juice the remaining 4 satsumas – you want about 1/2 …

Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Smash

I have a new respect for bartenders. It seemed like a simple job: put delicious stuff into other delicious stuff, add some alcohol for a little edge, …

Long {Holiday} Weekend Things.

The Ultimate Gooey Caramel Brownie Mug Cake Sundae

<i>Thanks to Werther’s Original® for sponsoring this recipe post!</i><p>I secretly love making resolutions at New Year’s. Really, I love resolutions all the …

Pho Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup)

I eat pho -- chicken or beef -- almost every morning at the restaurant. It's also the first thing I eat when I go back to Vietnam. My family left …

3 Sparkling Cocktails for Anytime

Let’s face a simple fact: Bubbles make everything better.<p>Whether you’re standing in the front of a restaurant waiting for a table, greeting guests for a dinner party, or enjoying a snow day at home, there are few situations that cannot be instantly improved with a glass of sparkling wine. But often …

Greek Food

Breakfast With A Side Of Chocolate

I like that we’re slowly easing into this year. It feels right. I’ve been hanging out in New Orleans for the week plotting my steps for 2014. Well… …

How to Use Extra Whipping Cream

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Your fridge is overflowing with cartons of whipping cream? Trust us -- this</i> …

No-Bake Chewy Cranberry Chocolate Treats Recipe

These addictively crispy, chewy balls are full of my favorite combinations: dark chocolate-cranberry, honey-salt, and nut butters with a crunchy texture.<p><b>Note:</b> I used Kashi® 7 Whole Grain Puffs Cereal because I like the added nutty flavor and varied texture of the whole grains. To easily make these …

Neo-Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This take on classic peanut butter blossom cookies goes waaaay uptown with the addition of Guittard milk chocolate wafers. That</i> …

Homemade Nutella

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Unsatisfied with store-bought Nutella,</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is making a version that's a bit less sweet, a bit more</i> …

Meyer Lemon Eclairs

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Eclairs are classic and elegant -- adding a citrusy cream makes them the perfect dessert to tackle on a gloomy January …

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Bacon Broth and Corn Bread

This is a recipe that allows time and low heat to work their magic. I like to rub the roast with the seasoning and let it cure for a day before …

White Chocolate Cake with Lemon Glaze

32<p>13<p>It’s curious when people say, “I don’t like white chocolate. I like dark chocolate.” Because it’s not fair to compare them, just like black tea …

Lemon Meringue Pie Bar Recipe

For the Crust:<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• ½ cup light brown sugar<br>• 1 egg<br>• 1 cup graham cracker crumbs<br>• ½ cup all-purpose flour<p>For the …

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

So my oldest turned 9 last week.<p>It was rough.<p>Some of his birthdays are fun, some of them are exciting, some of them kind of come and go. And some of …