Author: Ed Venator

Peanut Butter Hipster Cookies

Some time in the last three years, everyone in my generation decided that they’re either gluten-sensitive or lactose intolerant. Some of them probably are. A lot of them are probably hypochondriac hipsters who don’t know what gluten or lactose even is. Anyway, I stumbled across this flour-less, dairy-less recipe for peanut-butter chocolate chip cookies online and it was so weird I just had to try it. Surprisingly, it’s really good.
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Double Chocolate Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Icing

I made these chocolate cookies as Christmas cookies and decorated them with melted white chocolate. The recipe is based on this one from King Arthur Flour. Those cookies are fancy stamped cookies with molded white chocolate medallions on top. I get it King Arthur, you want to sell me fancy cookie stamps and chocolate molds, but I OUTSMARTED YOU. How? By making these as regular cookie-cutter holiday cookies and piping white chocolate on with a pastry bag. I also replaced their blend of bespoke cocoa with Hershey’s Special Dark. (more…)

Latin Chicken With Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

Latin Chicken with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

This hearty, sweet, and spicy (but not too hot) slow-cooked chicken dish is from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook (125 Anniversary Edition), which is rapidly becoming my favorite cookbook. The recipes I’ve cooked from it tend to be pretty easy, and they don’t call for too many exotic ingredients. Most importantly, the recipes work the first time, without having to change things around or guess at vague instructions (looking at you, Mark Bittman).
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