Rachel Evan Webb

    Rachel Evan Webb

  • Cake Batter Oreos

    Last week on my blog, The Traveling Spoon, was all about Chelsea Market - former home of the National Biscuit Company (now Nabisco, to you and me) - so an Oreo-centric recipe seems to fit the bill perfectly. I actually came up with these gems a few weeks ago but wasn't sure whether to share them since they're so simple you don't really need a recipe. These were popular with my husband, though, and since the pictures came out so cute, I'm sharing them with you after all!

  • Mixed Berry Galette

    What's in a name? A pie by any other name would taste as sweet...

  • User post: Summer Berry Crisp

    I love spending time in the kitchen, but summer heat and hectic schedules sometimes make me less than enthusiastic about slaving away in front of a hot stove. Luckily, there's a solution to my summer baking blues - this beautifully simple dessert. This elegant crisp creates the illusion of lots of time spent in the kitchen, and showcases the freshest of summer berries. The reality is about ten minutes prep time and 30 minutes in the oven, and you can use any combination of berries (fresh or frozen - be sure to thaw first) that you have on hand.

  • User post: Ultimate Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Rich, fudgy, chewy, and indulgent, these gorgeous double chocolate cookies have a secret - they were baked by my husband, according to his super-secret and fool-proof recipe (which I will now share). It's a little known fact that he's an amazing baker. His favorite, deeply-flavored cookies always turn out perfectly chewy, with a just-right smattering of melted chocolate chips. I think the secret to his cookie-whispering skill is his fastidious care in measuring, but it also helps that he has a go-to recipe that he follows religiously.

  • New England Grape Nut Pudding (and how to scald milk)

    Grape-nut pudding is a classic New England dessert composed of a rich, egg custard, lightly spiced with nutmeg, and layered with a 'magic' Grape-Nut crust - magic because it appears as the custard bakes and the cereal settles in the baking dish. This dessert is surprisingly simple to make and, with a few tweaks, can easily be elevated from a comfort food classic (see above) to an elegant entremet (below).

  • User post: Bacon Garlic Shrimp

    Ever have one of those days when you have absolutely no idea what you're going to make for dinner? You dig around in the refrigerator for a few moments, dash about in the kitchen for a half hour or so and then, suddenly, you've just thrown together something amazing? Well, that's exactly how this recipe came about. Those of you who are geniuses in the kitchen might have this experience on a regular basis, but it's still rare enough for me to be really exciting!

  • User post: Red Hot Cinnamon Imperial Shortbread

    Mmmm...Red Hots. Their spicy cinnamon flavor takes me right back to my childhood, sneaking handfuls of the tiny heart-shaped treats at my Grandma's, buying 5-cent Atomic Fireballs from the gas station down the road, or munching on chewy Hot Tamales at the movie theater. These candies always appeared

  • User post: Oreo-Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies

    For the past few months, Oreo stuffed cookies have been making their rounds of the blog world. I believe they started at Picky Palate, but there have been countless reincarnations since - and here's one more! Of course, I had to make my own changes - using oatmeal dough instead of chocolate chip and substituting mini Oreos for the regular-sized version - which is why you should still give this version a try, even if you've already had a ride on the stuffed-cookie bandwagon.

  • Salted Caramel Popcorn

    Salted caramel has been a trend in the food-blogging world for the past couple of years, but my mom was churning out huge batches of this golden goodness long before that irresistible sweet-and-salty combo became so popular. She'd serve heaping bowls of this wonderful treat during movie nights with friends in England and, in a country famous for stodgy puddings and spongy tea cakes, my friends worshipped her All-American chocolate chip cookies and this rich, sticky-sweet popcorn. ...

  • User post: Easy Frozen Yogurt (No Ice Cream Machine Required!)

    I'm a baked-goods girl at heart, but when I get a craving for something smooth and cool, frozen yogurt is my usual go-to treat. I love all the little self-serve fro-yo places that seem to be cropping up in every town in America these days - but what I don't love is how much they charge for their chilled confections. ...

  • Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Although almost every baker has a favorite, go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, it never hurts to have a few extra-special versions in your repertoire. Whether it's the addition of coconut oil, substituting fine dark chocolate or, as in this recipe, the use of browned butter, there are lots of ways

  • User Post: Easy Tandoori Chicken

    I just discovered this great recipe last week and have already made it twice! It has all the perfect attributes - healthy, tasty and simple. I love this recipe because it's strong on flavor, short on prep time and allows me to dip liberally into my horde of precious spices. You see, I have a bit of

  • Tips to Stay Fit on the Road

    Schedule some 'fun' fitness to stay in shape as you travel

  • White Asparagus and Mushroom Soup

    The end of white asparagus season is only weeks away, which means now is the perfect time to become acquainted with this wonderful vegetable.

  • User post:Chewy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

    The search for the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie is one of life's enduring challenges. Ever since this iconic American treat was created by Ruth Wakefield, in 1930, bakers have been searching for the perfect recipe - one that blends crisp, browned edges with a sweet, chewy center flecked with rich, melted chocolate chips. The search has spawned countless cookbooks, thousands of recipes and even a much-talked about and heavily researched article in the NY Times. When David Leite released the recipe that resulted from his research for the Times, the search finally appeared to be over. ...