espresso-rubbed sliders with cherry jam and bacon

espresso-rubbed sliders with cherry jam and bacon

  SPRING BREAK = free time = nonstop cooking! i made these sliders in the midst of a cooking frenzy, somewhere in between baking a five-layer apple cake and a kosher-for-passover chocolate roll. the desserts are a bit seasonally inappropriate — the apple cake has a thanksgiving vibe, and the chocolate roll looks like it belongs in a christmas dinner [...]

fig newtons

fig newtons

makes two dozen cookies I think it's safe to say I am the top consumer of figs in North Carolina? Maybe on the East Coast? That's a pretty bold statement, I know. I eat about five every day (yes, every day - I brought a bag to Nicaragua) which equates to roughly 150 pounds a [...]

caramelized onion and goat cheese empanadas

makes six (one empanada each) servings The best appetizer I've ever eaten was a caramelized onion and goat cheese cheesecake. I experienced this sweet-but-not-dessert cheesecake on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Almost every restaurant on the island had a menu of twenty variations of fish & chips, and after the nausea-inducing ferry ride, seafood was not something [...]