Toasting the new “me” with Make Ahead Chocolate Souffles

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by Abby Dodge on February 6, 2011

Notice anything different? If not.. then you best get your eyes checked.

Welcome to my new home here at abbydodge.com. My site has been running for about 6 years and, well, it was time for a change.. a BIG change.. and I thank Barbara Kiebel at kineticwebs.com (and don’t miss her blog VinoLuciStyle.com) for creating my new, shiny, grown-up space.

While my look has changed, the one thing that will always stay the same at abbydodge.com is my commitment to you all — readers of my recipes, books and magazine articles. I’m here to answer your questions, help solve your baking/cooking dilemmas, trouble shoot a recipe – mine or others- or solve your menu planning conundrums.

Ok.. so I’m still getting my feet wet on this new site and there are lots of links that aren’t yet live and tabs & stuff that I still don’t have a clue about so please bear with me but.. Let’s take a look around at the tabs etc that I do understand..

Let’s start off with an obvious one. When you arrive at abbydodge.com, the first thing you’ll see is my blog. Within this space, I’ll share my fave recipes along with a short word or two about the recipe. I might share a little story about the recipe – sometimes funny but, most of the time tho, just funny to me — or I might share some personal insights into my culinary travels and the road leading up to now. Again, I can’t promise my words will be inspiring, life changing or even well written. What I will promise is that every post will feature a recipe from my personal files that I love and make for my family and friends. Of course, I’ll include a few of my tips and insider info about the recipe so that you will be sure to have success every time you venture into your baking kitchen. And, when possible, I’ll give you suggestions for “switching–in” ingredients to encourage you to add your personal style to each recipe. My hope is that bakers of all abilities will feel empowered by my recipes.

Ok.. what’s next.. Videos! Press the play button on the upper right video screen and you can watch the trailer for my newest cookbook – Desserts 4 Today. There’s also video tab up there on the right– Right now, you can view the D4T instruction vids I did for the book – courtesy of finecooking.com- along with links to other ids in the series. I’ll post new videos – some made by the pros and some made by me with my big hungry dog — the difference will be obvious — as we roll along..

There’s a tab for info about me.. more than you ever need to know, trust me, but feel free to browse through. And, check out my appearance calendar — this way you can keep tabs on me and tune in or stop by whenever you can. There’s also a tab for my cookbooks — info about ‘em and links to buy them (feel free!). I’ve also posted links to other cookbooks I love along with links to blogs and sites that I frequent (some of those aren’t hyperlinked quite yet — bare with me, please).

Last, but far from least, there’s the “ask me” tab.. This is the one I hope you use frequently. I’m always available to answer your questions, point you in the right directions, trouble shoot or brainstorm. I’m here at your disposal.

Now.. for the good stuff. In honor of my new site, I’m toasting you all with my Make Ahead Orange Chocolate Souffles for 2.

Here’s hoping you end EVERY day sweetly,
Abby