About Christie Matheson

Christie Matheson is the author of six cookbooks, including her most recent title, Cake Simple. She’s also a regular contributor to The Boston Globe Magazine, Cooking Light, Boston, Body + Soul, Yoga Journal, San Francisco, and DailyCandy, as well as a frequent guest on Martha Stewart Radio. @christiemath

A glass mixing bowl filled with homemade nutella and a spatula rests inside the bowl

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

Five toffee cookies with dark chocolate glaze on a cake stand.

Toffee Cookies with Dark Chocolate Glaze

These toffee cookies are sorta like shortbread but richer, thanks to the inclusion of brown sugar. Plus, they’re gilded with dark chocolate, pecans, and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.

Kettle Corn

Old-Fashioned Kettle Corn

Kin to caramel corn, this kettle popcorn made with a touch of sugar is much more subtle in its salty sweet allure. Try to stop at just one handful.