Category Archives: Desserts

Speculaasbrokken

                    The short story is that this is a great winter cookie – not too sweet, nicely spiced, attractive in a very un-fussy sort of way and it stores and packs up … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Magic Trick – Pumpkin Seed Brittle

                    Some things that are made in the kitchen seem more like dangerous magic tricks to me than cooking.  Candy making definitely falls into that category.  You’ve got scary hot melted … Continue reading

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Ginger Cookies

I am constantly tinkering with all sorts of ginger-y baked goods.  I love them all  - gingerbread, ginger biscotti, ginger scones and, of course, ginger cookies.  Here is my latest effort, and it incorporates a few of my favorite spins … Continue reading

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S’mores Sundae

School has started and fall decorations are sprouting up all over the neighborhood, so I guess I have to admit that summer is over.  I think, however, that there’s still time for one more summer 2013 inspired recipe. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

I’ve been playing around with making a toasted marshmallow ice cream as the base for a s’mores sundae (more on the sundae in a later post), and, although it took a few tries, I finally came up with one I … Continue reading

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Ginger “+” Biscotti

Ideas for things to bake (or cook) are born from different sparks.  Sometimes it’s figuring out how to combine some great farmer’s market finds into a cohesive meal.  Sometimes it’s trying to recreate a dish, or a specific flavor, that … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Fads…

                  Sometimes, something really great gets taken up as a fad … and that’s terrible.  Yes, terrible, because, as we all know, fads follow the law of gravity – what comes up, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pate de Fruit

  Want to make your family happy?  Get a copy of The Culinary Institute of America’s Chocolates and Confections and start playing around. My kids were very encouraging – they were happy to support me by taste testing all the sponge … Continue reading

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Lavender Ice Cream and Lavender Sugar

  When I was a kid my folks went to England and brought me back a lavender sachet.  Thus began my love affair with with scent of lavender, which was only reaffirmed during trips to Tuscany and Provence. I’ve loved … Continue reading

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Toasted Almond-Sauteed Apple-Greek Yogurt Cake

    I’m thinking that I have to come up with a name for this cake, because Toasted Almond- Sauteed Apple-Greek Yogurt Cake is:  a. a mouthful, and b. somehow too complicated to be appetizing.  Which isn’t accurate, because this … Continue reading

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