Tag: Baking

WINTER FRUIT PIE

A winter pie calls for something dark, heavy in flavor and of course, a splash of booze! I have just the pie for you. It has only a touch of guilt in it while the rest is lots of dried fruits, nuts and apples, Yum! While you can use a […]

CHRISTMAS CAKE: A WINTER WONDERLAND CENTERPIECE

Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Snow, Horse-drawn carriage fairytales bring a special magic to the holiday season. It brings out the little kid in all of us. And so, I couldn’t let the magic of this season pass without creating my very own Winter Wonderland Cakes, which are now the centerpiece for […]

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

What type of chocolate cake do YOU like? There are a gazillion recipes for chocolate cake. So the real determination as to what recipe you will love is to determine what you want out of the flavor of chocolate. There are those that prefer milk chocolate anything, which is less […]

ORANGE CAKE

ORANGES. Can you imagine a cake using Whole Oranges and only 5 ingredients! Spring is in the air and I wanted something bright and refreshing in flavor, gluten-free (without using any of those gluten-free flours), and healthy-ish. This cake is simply all the above and amazing! Ingredients 10 inch cake Oranges […]

SPICY PIE CRUST

A simple pie crust can be made with a fork or a food processor, and there is nothing better than homemade pie crusts! They are really not much different that making cookies. Here is one of my go-to crusts that I simply change the spice flavor depending on what is […]

HONEY CAKES

Having gone to see the new Christopher Robin film with my grown daughter, her request, I was reminded just how much I adored Winnie the Pooh! The numerous scenes in the film of honey oozing and dripping from here and there tantalized my appetite to make these Honey Cakes. My […]

SPELT CRACKERS

Why Spelt?  Sometimes I like to diverge from the mundane ingredients in my pantry and splurge! This ancient whole grain flour, rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, as well as flavor, was just the detour I was looking for. Since spelt flour is not processed in the way so […]

SPRING 2018

The second day of spring and 10 more hours of snow. A heap of overripe bananas. I see lots and lots of Banana Muffins happening here today! No better way to heat up the house than with kitchen heat. Crack open the window to listen to that magical silence that […]

BISCUITS FOR TEA SANDWICHES

Tea Sandwiches can be made out of anything you like on a sandwich, but the bread… The Bread Must Be Irresistible! Homemade biscuits are fast and easy to make, and always look spectacular with these quaint little bite-size sandwiches. My British husband tells me that a sandwich is not a […]

RED SNAPPER CHERMOULA

Whole fish. While your fishmonger may lure your eyes to buy that big beautiful fish, the preparation may feel intimidating. Here is a perfect solution for buying that fish, and enjoying an easy, and impressive dinner. First? Ask your fishmonger to scale, and filet the fish, saving the head and […]