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Champagne, Comté, and Fresh Thyme Gougères

Champagne, Comté, and Fresh Thyme Gougères

My lactose-intolerant tummy forces me to avoid dairy products in my day-to-day life, but there are cheesy things I simply can’t resist. Gougères are at the top of that irresistible list. I could wolf down a bowl of these savory, cheesy puffs like others would potato chips. Once you try them you’ll understand why they’re… Continue Reading

Lemon Mascarpone Macarons

Lemon Mascarpone Macarons

Making macarons for the first time? Take a look at my All About Macarons page for how-to instructions, troubleshooting tips, and printable templates. Also make sure to check out my detailed and easy-to-follow How to Make French Macarons video class. Given that lemon is my absolute favorite flavor, I’d be hard-pressed to explain why it took me so long to… Continue Reading

Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Macarons

Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Macarons

This recipe is an attempt to recreate my favorite macaron in the whole wide world: Pierre Hermé’s Mogador, in which a milk chocolate ganache is delightfully infused with exotic passion fruit. It’s one of Hermé’s grands classiques, which include his most straightforward but most popular macarons. My version is almost as transporting as Hermé’s; in… Continue Reading

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk and Clementine Zest Cookies (with dairy-free option)

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk and Clementine Zest Cookies (with dairy-free option)

Who needs another chocolate chip cookie recipe? I do. I collect them like squirrels collect nuts. One might think that every imaginable variation of this classic has been created by now, but I always seem to stumble upon new, clever recipes. For example, take the one I’m sharing today. It uses chocolate chunks instead of… Continue Reading

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