Win a Copy of 'Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes'

Win a Copy of 'Robicelli's: A Love Story, With Cupcakes'

Dark chocolate with chocolate chips.

Cook the Book: 'The Homesick Texan's Family Table' by Lisa Fain

Bake the Book: A Lighter Way to Bake

Chocolate mousse.

Bake the Book: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts

Multicolored carrots - Easter recipe ideas?

Carrot Confit from "RED SNAPPER WITH CARROT CONFIT.." by Jean-Georges Vongerichten - Love this recipe!

Bake the Book: Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream Shop

My homemade bittersweet chocolate ice cream.

Cook the Book: 'The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone' by Deborah Madison

Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries.

Bake the Book: Frenchie

Chocolate Croissant.

Open Thread: What's the Best Frozen Pizza?

Newman's Own Thin and Crispy Four Cheese Pizza.

What's For Dinner?

I had orange spiced chicken with basmati rice and green beans.

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

Chocolate Croissants.

What food would you miss most as a vegan?

Cheese! Also, eggs - not so much for cooking, but for baking.

Cook the Book: 'Spain' by Jeff Koehler

Seafood Paella.

Bake the Book: The Irish Pantry

Rice, pasta, etc., etc.

Cook the Book: 'Daniel: My French Cuisine' by Daniel Boulud

Stress-Baking: Any good recipe suggestions?

I like doing anything with chocolate. Here are my favorite chocolate chip cookies and brownies (I do some tweaks on both of them):
Chocolate Chip Cookies - Thomas Keller
The Baked Brownie - from "Baked: New Frontiers in Baking"

Stress-Baking: Any good recipe suggestions?

Wow, Traveller! - I'm coming to your house!

Cook the Book: 'One Good Dish' by David Tanis

Penne with a mushroom/shallot/wine sauce.

Cookie Monster: Mini Macaroons

Immerse them in bittersweet chocolate, and I'm all in!

Bake the Book: The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Book of Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie.

4 Foods of the Apocalypse

I couldn't live without chocolate, so I'd have to list dark chocolate as number one. After that, it would be chicken, eggs, and extra sharp cheddar - although I would miss having some greens - oh well...

Best day for cooking...what is in your oven?

Nothing in the oven - I'm making dark chocolate truffles.

Suggestions for leftover jams?

You can make this cake - it's delicious:

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

What's for dinner tonight?

What's for dinner tonight? We're having rainbow trout with a white wine/butter/garlic sauce with a little lemon juice, chives, thyme, and chervil. Brown rice and roasted broccoli and cauliflower on the side.
Dessert will be later - something deep chocolatey.

5 Non-Lame Treats to Make for Your Valentine

Oh, Valentine's Day. As a chocolatier, I can certainly wear the cynical hat. I have nothing against the holiday, per se. It's just all the gifts people get each other tend to be saccharine, tacky, and/or cliché—and tend to cost an unnecessary amount of money. Accordingly, here's a list of five non-lame things you can whip up at home. They're quick, easy, and only as cutesy as you want to make them. More