By Jennifer McHenry on October 17, 2011The last time I visited Magnolia Bakery, I noticed a sign proclaiming the staff favorite to be Blueberry Jamboree. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten anything but cupcakes from Magnolia, but I was intrigued. Blueberries, cream cheese, whipped cream… what’s not to like?
By Jennifer McHenry on December 21, 2010
Sometimes fate has a hand in the kitchen. I had a lovely bread pudding recipe picked out for the holidays. It was simple and sounded delicious. All I needed was a package of Hawaiian bread. That seemed like a simple enough task until I realized that there is none to be found on the isle of Manhattan.
Moments after that realization, I found this recipe in an ad for Smucker's in a food magazine. I had bread pudding on the brain, so I was immediately drawn to it. When I realized that it was made with croissants, I remembered the French bakery we had recently stumbled upon in our neighborhood. All signs pointed to making this.
By Jennifer McHenry on July 31, 2009I found this recipe while flipping through Nick Malgieri’s Perfect Cakes. He prefaces it by saying that he makes this cake about half a dozen times every summer. Knowing how much I have liked his recipes in the past, I did not hesitate to turn on the oven and get to baking.