Review: Browned Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cook's notes: These cookies are divine and not too sweet. The original recipe already called for less sugar than other recipes for cookies with both pecans and chocolate chips. I made just a few tweaks: We had roasted, salted pecan halves on hand, so I used those and just added the maple syrup to the …

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Ratio: 6 Perfect Pancakes

Cook's notes: I woke up craving pancakes, which often happens on a Sunday. I also realized that I have too many pancake recipes on this blog. I turned to Michael Ruhlman for advice. He bases his recipes on ratios. For pancakes, he recommends 2 parts liquid : 1 part egg : 1/2 part butter : 2 …

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Review: Small Batch Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Cook's notes: These tasty muffins have a cakey texture. They did stick to the paper wrappers I used; next time, I'd lightly grease the pan. Follow the instructions on Dessert for Two, with these modifications. Reduce the brown sugar to 4 Tablespoons Use chopped pecans instead of pepitas  

Review: Puffy Vegan Pancakes

Cook's notes: This recipe from Isa Chandra Moskowitz is simply divine. One weekend we were out of eggs, and I had a pancake craving. This vegan recipe fit the bill in a lovely way. The pancakes are tall and fluffy -- and don't require any eggs. Find the recipe in the Post Punk Kitchen.