Desserts

Happy New Year!  Bouchon’s Gougeres

Happy New Year! Bouchon’s Gougeres

Happy Gougere! What?!  Too cheesy? I had writer’s block when I sat down to compose this post.  Staring at my screen, fingers poised on the keyboard, sipping a glass of wine and munching on these cheese puffs I just pulled out of the oven, I was […]

Tartine’s Lemon Cream Tart  P-Squared, Pie Perfection

Tartine’s Lemon Cream Tart P-Squared, Pie Perfection

The kids were home for the holidays and have now gone back to school.  It was nice having them home although our house looks like a tornado came through.  When home, Jordan catches up on sleep while Jamie bakes and watches her favorite TV shows.  Marathon […]

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake (An Apple A Day, Have It In Cake)

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake (An Apple A Day, Have It In Cake)

I have been eyeing Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake for awhile and finally found the perfect occasion.  A New Year’s Eve gnocchi party hosted by friends Pam and Paul.  I could hardly show up empty-handed when they were going to teach me how […]

There’s Always Room for J-E-L-L-O

There’s Always Room for J-E-L-L-O

Do Not Laugh.  Yes, this is a recipe for jello, not the boxed Jello you made with your mom when you were a kid (your job-pour the contents into a big bowl), oh no. The Asian version of Jello, Almond Jello. So good, it brings a whole […]

Twelve Days of Cookies Starts… NOW (Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines)

Twelve Days of Cookies Starts… NOW (Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines)

This holiday season I am determined to post a Twelve Days of Cookies list and I will only stand a chance if I start now. This month Food 52 Baking Club is featuring Ottolenghi’s book Sweet authored with Helen Goh, his dessert partner in crime. […]

Soured by Cookies, Saved by Lemon Cake

Soured by Cookies, Saved by Lemon Cake

I tried a couple of new cookie recipes recently and as the saying goes, you win some you lose some.  The first recipe Malted Milk Chocolate Cookies came from a book I received to review, Holiday Cookies.  Decidedly MEH.  The malt flavor was barely discernible […]

What’s for Dessert? Croutons!

What’s for Dessert? Croutons!

Awhile back I reviewed Food52 Mighty Salads. Flipping through the book I found quite a few recipes to try including a tomato pasta salad, a crab and corncake salad and a tomato cucumber salad with lamb kebabs.  At the very end of the book, snuck […]

Ottolenghi-Ototalyummi  Blueberry Lemon Almond Cake

Ottolenghi-Ototalyummi Blueberry Lemon Almond Cake

I am a big fan of Ottolenghi’s cookbooks, the photos are mouthwatering and every dish I have tried has been delicious.  My favorite book is Jerusalem, not just for the recipes and photos but it’s premise. Two men who grew up in opposite ends of […]

Girls Just Wanna Have Pie (Blueberry Hand Pies)

Girls Just Wanna Have Pie (Blueberry Hand Pies)

I am a pie kind of gal.  I have been known to go in search of pie at every opportunity-family vacations, weekend jaunts, regattas, anytime, anywhere. I am talking about some serious hunting for a slice of some “damn fine pie”.  A family trip years […]