All summer long I have been buying basket after basket of berries with the intention of making delicious desserts with them. Without fail it seems like by the time I turn around they are gone, eaten before I can do anything with them. And I am as much to blame as anyone else in my […]
One of the things I love about being back in California is the wide variety of fruit and produce available here. It is December and we have all kinds of vegetables growing in the garden. I love walking around the neighborhood and looking at all of the different fruit trees. One of my favorite trees […]
The excited “look they have Reese’s” exclamations last week of both trick-or-treaters and their parents reminded me just how popular the combination of peanut butter and chocolate really are among people of all ages. It is certainly a favorite combination around here. Peanut butter brownies are certainly not safe in our house, especially if marshmallows […]
This recipe, originally published in Gourmet magazine in Feburary 2000, has caught my attention several times over the years but for one reason or another I never got around to making it. I even bought the beer to make it more than a year ago and then it just sat in the liquor cabinet because […]
Sometimes it is nice to make a dessert that is knock-your-socks-off delicious without being much work at all. The kind of cake where you can just dump the ingredients into the mixer and turn it on without worrying about adding things in the right order a little bit at a time. This pumpkin cake is […]
Honey cake is one of the traditional foods for Rosh Hashana but I have to admit that I really don’t like most honey cake. It is usually so dry it sticks to the roof of your mouth in a quite unpleasant way. I am not one to pass up sweets but I will gladly walk […]
A few weeks ago I was invited to participate in a kosher taste test in Bryant park of the book America’s Most Wanted Recipes by Ron Douglass.