The Best Homemade Popcorn

It's time to watch a movie. Any movie will do. The main attraction is the popcorn.

Cream Cheese Spiderweb Brownies

This is lazy baking at its best.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Finally, after years of failure, I've made the tall, dark chocolate cake of my dreams—and its peanut butter filling makes it even yummier.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

August's Favorite Exception is the perfect after-school snack: make-ahead coconut oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

Blueberry Pie: July’s Exception

OK, all you Fourth of July barbeque-ers, I give you my favorite exception for July: a super yummy blueberry pie. I was in a debate recently about whether it was more traditional to serve blueberry pie or apple pie for Independence Day. I know apple pie is all-American, but apples are for winter when nothing… Continue reading Blueberry Pie: July’s Exception

New Feature: My Favorite Exceptions

Now that I'm almost 40, eating desserts has an immediate effect on my midsection. So I made a rule. But every good rule about desserts is going to need some major exceptions.