Pressed Chef

worthwhile food experiments


November 2016

French Pumpkin Cookies

I think that there's nothing so central to a Thanksgiving dinner as really great dessert. Normally, that's pies and crumbles and tarts, but this year, everyone who came over brought some kind of pie. Despite this, I'm a dessert person... Continue Reading →


The Super Chocolate Cake

For my Choco-holic roommate and best friend Leonie's twenty-first birthday last year, I decided to go over the top and make a seven layer chocolate cake for her.   I layered the Butter bakery chocolate cake, then a layer of... Continue Reading →

Ultimate Candy Cookie Brownies

After Halloween I had a ton of candy leftover, and no idea what to do with it. Then I found some Joejoes that I had left in the back of a drawer for two weeks. And then I got to... Continue Reading →

Baked Samosas

My mom and I have been talking about getting better at making Indian cuisine at home forever, but we fail miserably every time we try, so it's been a while since the last time we made an attempt. Last Christmas,... Continue Reading →

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