Posts by Carin Thumm

Salted Choco Chip Cookies

I have, for as long as I can remember, related to Cookie Monster on a deep spiritual level. I too, my blue muppet friend, have a thing for cookies. And by thing, clearly I mean THANG. It may seem strange for someone who bakes as often as I do to say that I almost never make cookies, but I don’t. Why? I WILL EAT THEM ALL. I have ZERO chill

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How To: Very Berry Patriotic Pie

Whatever the question is, pie is the answer. Have a bad day? Pie. Have a great day? Pie. Have a special holiday coming up? Pie. It’s Thursday? Pie. And just so we can clear this up right off the bat: pie > cake. If you’re looking for something quick and delicious to make for your July 4th celebrations (or, you know, because: PIE) this recipe is for you. And –

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Roasted Buttered Cherries

I may have accidentally, totally on purpose, bought two pounds of fresh dark red, beautifully sweet cherries. They were on sale for under $2.00 a pound – which, I don’t know what part of the world you live in, but that RARELY happens here – so I totally went a bit cross-eyed in the produce section and bought two pounds. It occurs to me now, as I type this, that

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Quick and Easy Treat: Affogato

It’s hot. It’s humid. I still want my coffee. Really, there’s not much that separates me from my daily infusion of caffeine. But sometimes the oppressive summerness makes one have to get creative (here’s how to make iced coffee two ways if you’re feeling the need). There’s also something about summer that ramps up my usually dormant need for ice cream (it’s the heat, it does things to my hindbrain).

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Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Shortcake

Summertime is strawberrytime. If you are lucky enough to have a stead supply of local strawberries, I hope you do amazing things like make preserves and pie with the little ruby jewels. If you have some left over from all your pie making (and seriously, where was my invitation?) – or, if you’re like me, and have some berries kicking around in your fridge that need to be used because

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