chocolate things

chocolate things | the thoughtful platePosting this recipe for Chocolate Things was not part of my plan. I made them on a whim last Friday for my family and myself, because some days I just need something bread-y and I need to make something from the Cheese Board’s book. Thus, that afternoon was spent kneading doughs and shaping said doughs into knots and rolls.

They came out of the oven while there was still just enough light outside to snap a few photos, so I did. Not great photos, and definitely not photos intended for the blog, but photos for documentation nonetheless.

The next day, while at the art museum, my beloved camera lens sustained a small fall and separated into two pieces. It was tragic. I probably shed a tear or two. I don’t know if anyone was watching or not, and I don’t care. The lens that I use almost everyday and can’t blog without died. Continue reading


brioche burger buns


For some reason, my family and I never thought to make our own hamburger buns. Recently though, we’ve been seeing homemade buns show up a lot on one of our favorite Food Network shows as basically the star of a perfect burger, second only (of course) to the meat. It totally makes sense. So yesterday I decided to try making my own. I looked first to Smitten Kitchen for a recipe, because Deb has never failed me yet :) A quick search revealed her recipe for Light Brioche Buns and I felt no need to look further. They did not disappoint!

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