While packing for an annual picnic at Hog Island, I struggled with what to bring for dessert. I wavered between many different dishes but ultimately went with sugar cookies. Unlike butter cookies or shortbread, these golden disks are moist and chewy. The ingredient list is similar except there's more sugar and less butter involved. As a kid, sugar cookies became my best friend at the first bendable bite. Years later, as an adult who entertains, they're my go-to hostess cookie because of their ease, portability, short baking time, and adaptability. See my favorite recipe — and some simple variations on it — when you read more.
Made with pureed corn, this creme brulee recipe is silky and delicious. Guests will be awed by the creamy texture and subtle corn flavor.
If you have time, make a batch of caramel corn clusters. Fill plastic favor bags with the clusters and give to friends as they leave. To look at these corny dessert recipes, read more
Today is National Croissant Day! A warmed, buttery, flaky croissant paired with a frothy creamy cappuccino is one of my all time favorite breakfasts. The prospect of baking the perfect croissant at home, with crispy layers of melt in your mouth pastry, a golden soft yellow color, and astonishingly light texture, is currently an impossible concept. Still, I love a challenge and spent weeks obsessively making empanadas until I had flawless crusty dough and so I will probably get down to crazily making croissants in the very near future. Of course, I could celebrate by buying a croissant, but that would be too easy. There is no better time to master croissant making than now. If you are feeling confident with your skills as a baker, and are up for an adventurous escapade in the kitchen, then check out the croissant recipe I plan on trying out. read more