Mindy Trotta

Mindy Trotta

Mindy Trotta spent many years as an editor behind a desk, and then switched to working behind the oven as a pastry chef. She is the owner of Flour Girl Desserts Company. Her blog, "Relocation: The Blog," chronicles her life and love of food.

The Big Mac(aroon)s of Passover

Passover Macaroons/Dessert

I’ve never been a big fan of the traditional Passover macaroon, and perhaps that has something to do with the fact that I am not a big fan of coconut–just don’t like the stringiness. (Or maybe it relates back to the little dried-up nubbins that come out of a can that’s been sitting on the…

Alice Medrich’s Best Cocoa Brownies (For the Game)

alice medrich brownies

Not counting tomorrow’s game, there have been 48 Super Bowls. That means 48 Super Bowl parties…and A LOT of chili! With each year, the menus at the parties I’ve attended have gotten more and more elaborate and over the top. This year, I say, “Enough with the fancy schmancy party food!” Back to the “basics”…

A Duet of Meatballs for Summer’s Swan Song

Suzanne Goin Meatballs

As the summer wanes and cooking begins to move indoors, comfort food is what will get your family and friends  to gather around the table once again. Back from their far-flung journeys and sand-covered explorations, no longer are they yearning for traditional summer food. Here we have two recipes that will do the trick. They…

Coconut Browned Butter Cookies

browned butter cookies Mindy trotta

I am going to put it all out there…I am not a fan of coconut. BUT, I am a fan of thin, crisp cookies and Browned Butter, so when my friend Helene Bludman posted a link to these Coconut Browned Butter Cookies from Smitten Kitchen (one of my favorite food websites), I took notice. Browned Butter puts…