with Greg Patent, Award Winning Cookbook Author

Nuts

Chocolate Almond Macaroons

Chocolate Almond Macaroons

I’m a macaroon lover from way back.  I’m not talking about macarons, the French sandwich cookies made with beaten egg whites. Macaroons do contain egg whites, but they’re simply stirred into the other ingredients. Coconut macaroons are among my favorites—chewy and sweet and altogether a […]

Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Sometimes I want a sweet baked treat but I don’t know what it is specifically. A cookie? Cake maybe?  Often a flavor or texture or both might pop into my mind and soon clarity sets in. A few days ago I found myself in this […]

Peanut Butterscotch Chews

Peanut Butterscotch Chews

Butterscotch, cooked sugar with butter,  is always a winner in my book.  There’s just something about sweet, toasty, butteriness that makes it irresistible. In the recipe here, I’ve paired it with crunchy roasted peanuts in a blondie version of a brownie.  And the combination is, […]

Chocolate Pecan Meringues: A Special Kiss

Chocolate Pecan Meringues: A Special Kiss

Meringues have always fascinated me.  What a stunning notion that you can beat air and sugar into a viscous mass of gloppy egg whites and transform it into a billowy white stiffness that bakes into something crunchy yet chewy.  I was twelve years old the […]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

I tasted these bars for the first time a few years ago on a visit to Hawaii’s Big Island.  They have a buttery brown sugar shortbread cookie base packed with toasted macadamia nuts, a layer of caramel that bakes into the shortbread layer, and a […]