Posts by Carin Thumm

Total Eclipse of the Dessert: Brooklyn Blackout Cupcakes

You may have heard there’s a full solar eclipse happening on Monday. And if you, dear reader, like me, live along the direct path of this event you may have heard the following warnings: have a stockpile of food and water at home, have a full tank of gas, be wary of possible Lizard-Man sightings, and be prepared for a large influx of people to in the area. One of my

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Fresh Fig and Honey Cheesecake

IT. IS. FIG. SEASON. Stop the presses and get thyself to the store for the best summer has to offer. I snatched some up at my local grocer doing my best Gollum impression, clutching the box to my chest while muttering “my precious” as I skittered around the isles getting the rest of my shopping done. I’m not as strange as I make myself sound, honest. I’m normal. Mostly. Well,

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Perfect Summer Peach Galette

Here’s the thing about peach pie: it’s a pain in the ass to make, what with the peeling and the slicing and it’s a lot of peaches and your hands get all gooey and stuff. Here’s the thing about peach galettes: they are simple to make, only use two to three peaches and are just as delicious as pies. And the bestest part? GALETTES ARE MEANT TO BE RUSTIC AND

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Breakfast Salad: Eggs in Peppery Holes Over a Bed of Spinach

I don’t know what the weather’s been like in your neck of the woods, but we broke a heat record that had been in place for over 100 years. It was like walking into a wall of water. It was GROSS. Spending any length of time standing over a stove and or turning on an oven to bake/roast anything is NOT happening. I am not here for extra added heat

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Summer Cooking Hack: Vanilla Overnight Oats

The heat of the summer has hit my fair city within the last couple of weeks (and it’s not even August yet), which means I am working on ever inventive ways to cook healthy WITHOUT heat … it’s going about as well as you’d expect. Enter overnight oats, savior of morning routines and completely and utterly devoid of anything remotely near the application of heat. I will admit, I was

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