Red wine chocolate cupcakes with whipped ricotta

Boston no longer has sidewalks, just tunnels between towering walls of snow. And the walls just keep growing, as another blizzard is making its way toward the city this weekend. So I took off, tagging along with some friends to the still snow-covered hills of Vermont. Maybe we should have driven south instead of north?

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Browned butter pastry cream… and cupcakes!

I’ve had jobs in three different restaurant kitchens, and I didn’t feel qualified for any of them when I was hired. I’ve come to relish that feeling, most of the time at least, because it pushes me to learn the skills I didn’t have and prove my qualifications while I’m there. I love a challenge.

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Yellow cupcakes with peanut butter cream cheese frosting and chocolate ganache

Egg whites are back! To finish out the series I started before I took that whole gluten and dairy break, I’ve got one more piece of the science and a home-run recipe for you. To learn more about how egg foams work and how to use whipped egg whites in all sorts of yummy desserts,

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