Falling for Apples and Pumpkins

Fall Cookie Assortment

The weather has gotten considerably cooler here in New York over the past few weeks, and with apple and pumpkin picking on the brain, TRB‘s focus has quickly turned to fall baking. An avid collector of recipes for a “rainy” day (or a sunny one, for that matter!), TRB searched her famous “recipe binder” and… more »

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: Chocolate Chip, Cornflake, Marshmallow Cookies

Last week, a dessert-loving colleague brought TRB an infamous Momofuku/Milk Bar cookie — the one with chocolate chips, marshmallows and corn flakes — as a “pick me up.” Well, not only did it brighten TRB‘s day (and lead to a slightly expanded waistline), it also inspired an attempt to recreate these delicious bites of heaven…. more »

Quick and Easy: “Choco-tastic” Brownies


So, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, TRB has been taking it easy in the summer heat, frequenting the cupcake trucks of NYC just to get a quick fix. But with the impending departure of a beloved summer intern — who begged TRB to bake something before she leaves for school — it seemed that some… more »

TRB to the Rescue: The Quest for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Dear Rescue Baker, I’ve gone through tons of recipes on my quest for the best chocolate chip cookie. What’s your particular favorite and any specific advice on how to ensure that they are a hit at my next house party? Best Regards, Perplexed by the Search” Well, “Perplexed,” TRB is sure that many bakers, like you,… more »

Easy and *Healthy*: Brown Rice Pudding

So, as TRB continues on her noble quest for *healthy* recipes for sweet treats, here is one that is not only delicious, but is really good for you too – and does not involve turning on your oven in this heat! TRB was mighty skeptical about this recipe, having found it in Mom’s copy of… more »