Former Contributing Editor at Chocolatier (now Dessert Professional), Julia provided a wide array of content to this publication over the years. Her articles featured carefully tested and delicious recipes for cookies, pies, truffles, bake-sale bestsellers, and even an all-chocolate party. This piece, entitled Black & White Desserts: Simple Recipes that Present Chocolate at its Unadulterated Best, was Julia’s last contribution to Chocolatier before it was reincarnated as Dessert Professional in 2008. Apart from the photography, she did all the rest: writing and recipe conception, development, and testing.


After nearly six months in development, my new Kitchen Club Collection has arrived! Here’s an overview of some of the cookies you can make with my first kit in the collection, which released just in time for Halloween. Complete with stencils, cutters, and even an instructional video, each kit will provide all you need to make wonderfully rich and layered 2-D, and often 3-D, stenciled cookie designs. 

Stay tuned for more holiday releases in October and November! I hope you love my new club and kits as much as I loved designing them for you! – Julia