Desserts! Trifles on the Fly

Who wants to go home for coffee and dessert? That's a typical question when out with friends right? Desserts at home can be as tasty as many restaurants and in a more relaxing environment people can settle in quietly and talk. However, you want to be sure to have the ingredients for desserts readily available … Continue reading Desserts! Trifles on the Fly

Famous Holiday Drinks

Oh, how I love "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed and all of the other amazing albeit; old actors. If you think you are too young to sit through some ancient movie, think again and check it out. You will be happy you did. Although the angels at the very beginning … Continue reading Famous Holiday Drinks

Desserts of the New York Times

In the New York Times Cook Book (Revised Edition) first published in 1961, you will find a collection of recipes that span generations. This is a recipe for Gingered Figs, originally from that book and also revised to span more generations in my family. I will be honest with you. I am not a huge … Continue reading Desserts of the New York Times

Dessert for Dinner

Today was a very busy day and left me feeling worn down. I needed a special pick-me-up so I decided to stop at Doris Italian Market on my way home. They have great meats and deli, but most of all I love their butter cookies. It seems like such a simple term for something so … Continue reading Dessert for Dinner

Choux the Elegant Pastry Dough

"What's the problem with Choux?" asked my friend Todd. "It's not filling enough to avert my temptation for more. Put a cream puff or ├ęclair in front of me, and it is not long for this world. But I love the stuff, and always will." said I. Choux, a light pastry dough had its inception … Continue reading Choux the Elegant Pastry Dough

Dessert? The Last Minute Bundt

Last night I was asked to bring something, anything baked to the Birthday Bash for a long time friend, Oliver. Our baker extraordinaire was out with a cold. It was going to be a large crowd and there wasn't much time after the baker's certainty she was well enough to do her thing but wasn't, … Continue reading Dessert? The Last Minute Bundt

Sweet and Scary Halloween

It is wonderful to put your mind on something fun and escape the usual demands of the day. This is the perfect time to make the most of what little time you may have. My friend Pat and I decided to make Pumpkin Bread and used a bread loaf pan to create a coffin-like effect, … Continue reading Sweet and Scary Halloween