Chocolate-covered mocha cappuccino wafer sandwiches

Make Way for Wafers

I like wafers. I like Kit-Kats and Keebler Fudge Sticks and even the little boring generic ones that just have one layer of vanilla cream in between. I like wafers that are covered in chocolate, like the Mocha Cappuccino wafers above, just as I like wafers au naturale, like the Lemon Cream Cheese wafers below. I pretty much like wafers …

Lemon curd and scones

Curd is the word

Silky-smooth, tart, and reminiscent of lemon candy, lemon curd is a sort of dessert condiment. (A dessert condiment that I totally eat for breakfast all the time.)

McCall's Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookie recipe

McCall’s Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies

I rarely bake cookies, so when I do, I almost always choose a new, never-before-tried recipe, in the interest of adventure and an increased return on the laborious exercise of measuring things with measuring cups (ugh). The exception: McCall’s Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies. Probably half the cookies I make—ever—are these. They’re the perfect cookie, and therefore the only recipe worth …

The Perfect Classless Cream

The Classless Cream

The holidays are on the horizon (they must be; craft stores have been crawling with Christmas trees for months), and that means we need drinks made of ice cream and booze! We need them because they’re simultaneously cold and warming; we need them because there’s an eggnog-shaped void in the lives of those of us unfortunate enough to have noticed …

Apple Nectarine Parfait

Summer Meets Fall: Apple-Nectarine Parfaits with Maple Yogurt

Five ingredients. That’s it. Well, seven if you count lemon juice and a spoonful of sugar, but stop being so pedantic. It’s basically five. It’s like a whole-food dessert, more or less: lightly sweetened apples and nectarines, Greek yogurt with maple syrup mixed in, and some cereal on top. All right, you’ve got me there: once I said “throw cereal …

Instant Fudgy Brownie Cake for One

Instant Fudgy Brownie Cake for One

This is an adaptation—and a huge improvement, in my opinion—of the classic microwave mug cake. You probably know about microwave mug cake. The Internet has been swooning over it for a while; I think I first read about it in 2007, the year of Dramatic Chipmunk, I Like Turtles, and the Rickroll. It may not be a flashy meme, but …

Portal Jigglers

Portal jello shots: You’ll know when the test starts

Congratulations! The simple fact that you’re sitting here reading this means you’re about to make a glorious, boozy contribution to science. You’re not part of the control group, by the way. You get the jello! I don’t play a lot of video games these days, but I love Portal, and most recently, Portal 2. They’re fantastic. Remember that time GLaDOS …