Reorganizing my busting-to-the-seams freezer revealed one thing. I’ve been squirreling away nuts like it’s the doomsday vault.
You could just eat a pear. Or, you could have an elegant, exotically spiced prosecco poached pear. The choice is obvious.
Love is in the air, spring is around the corner, and today I’m getting married. But before I head off, let me share my favorite meringue cookies with you. Rose scented.
It’s time for Galettes des Rois. A French cake that celebrates the holiday of Epiphany, the day when the Three Kings visited the baby Jesus.
Pasta in a dessert tart? Yes, of course. What is pasta after all? Just wheat. I’ve turned this one inside out, and so can you.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, food is often a conduit of cultural heritage. Let’s start with a cookie…
Challenge accepted! We all have favorite go-to recipes that we stick with because they are either foolproof or we love them. But could any of my grandmother’s three dozen coffee cake recipes unseat my current favorite recipe of several years?
My grandmother just celebrated her 100th birthday! My favorite cookie of hers? Potato chip. Potato chips in a cookie? What?! She was ahead of her time. And still is.
Panna cotta: It’s easy to make, it can be made ahead, and is a good alternative for a cold dessert. This version leaves a haunting flavor with fresh bay leaves and the sweet/savory intrigue of a strawberry-balsamic-black pepper combination.
About six years ago, I had olive oil cake at an Italian trattoria for the first time. It was love at first bite. The concept featuring olive oil in a dessert fascinated me. I’ve honed my own version of a Mediterranean-style olive oil cake with simple ingredients, and simple techniques. Learn how!