The most loved, most used of all my many baking cookbooks is tattered, torn, mended and scribbled. More than fifty years ago it came free with a bag of Robin Hood Flour. I adore anything baked with cherries. This … Continue reading
I like to make a splash with holiday hors d’oeuvres. Step out of the ordinary. Conjure up the unexpected. There is nothing more wonderful. Nothing more special than freshly baked homemade crackers. These are a snap to make. A double … Continue reading
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It is every baker’s dream. The ability to whip up the perfect pie with a crust so light and flaky and delicious you chase the last crumbs around your dessert plate. There’s more than a baker’s dozen way of making … Continue reading
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It is the attention to detail. The little extra that pushes something over the top that take it from very good to extraordinary. And when that extraordinary itself is truly magnificent you have pure gold. During our restaurant years every … Continue reading
Cakes lavished with icing appear to be attending a party. They sashay onto your plate with a come-hither look, and you swoon with delight. There’s banana muffins. There’s banana loaf. But the top banana is this old-fashioned banana cake by … Continue reading
Through the halcyon days of summer I plundered the garden for the fattest, juiciest, reddest of red tomatoes. The days shortened. Marine fog drifted across the fields poking destructive fingers into the garden. Time to harvest the tomatoes, ripe … Continue reading
This is one of those desserts masquerading as something it is not. It’s baked in a pie plate. It looks like a pie. But it is a delicious, easy peasy cake. The inspiration comes from Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa … Continue reading
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I will never forget the first time I tasted date squares. I was still in public school. My best friend’s Mom was an excellent cook and baker. One day after-school she served us a treat that had me over the … Continue reading