Dessert

Making a Store Bought Dessert Into a Fancy Dessert

We’ve all seen the cases filled with sad fruit tarts, stale cupcakes and cakes that are a bit past their prime. I decided to give a classic custard fruit tart a face lift and turn it into the boujee french dessert called mille-feuille (pronounced meal foyyy, for all of the non-French speakers like myself). It’s got beautiful layers of crisp, buttery cookie, soft and creamy vanilla mousse and a bright, tart berry coulis!

S’mores Macarons

Olivia is back in the kitchen to turn the tables on me, yet again! Today I’m tackling a French patisserie classic—macarons. We layer crunchy meringue cookies with soft marshmallow fluff and lightly bitter chocolate ganache. You’ll want some more of these s’mores macarons!!

Pear and Brie Tart

In my opinion, puff pastry makes anything fancy, and it’s easy to find a good quality one in the freezer section of almost any grocery store. Throw in a couple more store bought ingredients, like jam and a wheel of brie, and really the hardest part of this recipe is very thinly slicing your pears.

Food with Friends: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I teach my friend and barber, Refi, how to make the world’s largest chocolate chip cookie! These cookies use Sarah Kieffer’s pan banging technique to create ripples throughout the cookie, creating and gooey center and crisp, buttery edges. Get ready for a cookie bigger than the size of your face!

Peppermint Pattie Puppy Chow

Tis the season for peppermint everything! I am a BIG peppermint and mint flavored treat…

Swedish Dark Chocolate Rolls with White Chocolate Drizzle

Swedish buns, called kanelbullar in Sweden, are really the original cinnamon roll! They’re often filled…

Food with Friends: Gingerbread Eggnog

Today I teach my friend Mia how to make the most epic eggnog ever! We whip up a traditional ‘nog, but with a bit of molasses, cinnamon, allspice and cloves to give it classic gingerbread flavors.

Chanukah Croquembouche

As a young Jewish kid, I regularly saw gorgeous photos of towering croquembouche (What’s the…

Food with Friends: Baked Alaska

Today I’m flipping the script and instead of teaching my friends, I’m the one being taught! My culinary producer, Olivia, is showing me how to make Baked Alaska, a sweet treat with layers of ice cream, cake and meringue that’s lit on fire!

Apple Butter Tarte Tatin

Apple tarte tatin is a classic and beloved French tart, somewhat famous for the fact that it only contains 4 ingredients: apples, sugar, butter, and puff pastry.