Chocolate red wine bundt cake.

Sure, you could purchase something for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. (Hurry: Time’s running out!) Or you could make something from scratch and from the heart. Which isn’t to say that you have to fuss, or extend yourself or buy any fancy ingredients. I’ve a hunch you have everything you need for this simple, one-bowl Chocolate Red Wine Bundt Cake right in your kitchen. Get the recipe on writes4food.com! Continue reading

Salty chocolate shortbread cookies.

Everyone — everyone! — is making these: Alison Roman’s recipe for Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread cookies. Like everything on the interwebs these days, comments vary, from “amazing” to “meh” to “disaster.” I had to find out what the fuss is all about. And I have to say: these cookies are pretty amazing — but there are some little tricks to make them a bit easier to deal with. Get my version of the recipe on writes4food.com! Continue reading

Christmas cookie palooza: Orange butter cookies, two ways.

So here you go: The last installment of 2017’s edition of Christmas Cooke Palooza: Grandma’s Frosted Lemon Cookie recipe reimagined with orange flavoring and chocolate. Make ’em either way: Orange Kiss Cookies or Glazed Orange Cookies. Happy holidays, folks! As a thank-you for your friendship, here’s a bonus for you: Between now and midnight, December 1, hop over to writes4food.com, comment on one of the Christmas Cookie Palooza recipes, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a copy of The Findlay Market Cookbook. Cheers! Bryn Continue reading

Christmas cookie palooza: 7 layer bars.

In this holiday season, can we share a bit of honesty, friends? Let’s acknowledge that Seven Layer Bar Cookies are not, in fact, cookies. They’re more like candy bars. Which is totally fine, of course. Calling them by their true name recognizes their utter decadence, their chocolatey, butterscotchy deliciousness. Get my grandma’s handwritten recipe for Seven Layer Bars over on writes4food.com. Continue reading

Christmas Cookie Palooza 2017

I’ll admit it: I was going to sort of blow off the Christmas cookie roundup I usually share on writes4food.com this year. I just didn’t feel the mojo. Until. Until a lovely woman commented to me (as I was demonstrating a recipe from The Findlay Market Cookbook) last weekend about how much she enjoys my Christmas cookie recipes. So, here we go: Christmas Cookie Palooza 2017 feat. The Dorothy Project. Starting Friday, get your new favorite Christmas cookie recipes on writes4food.com. Continue reading

The Dorothy Project: Poppy seed cake.

Welcome to installment No. 1 of The Dorothy Project, in which I’ll cook my way through many of the recipes in my grandma’s old recipe file. First up: one of my favorite desserts from growing up. I loved poppy seed cake so much it was the top layer of our wedding cake. Get my grandma’s old-fashioned recipe on writes4food.com — it’s really easy! Continue reading