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Pumpkin Sage Popovers

Pumpkin and sage play delicious harmony in these golden, light and savory popovers. Bring some autumn splendor to your table tonight! Milling about the kitchen one recent morning, a thought popped in my mind: pumpkin popovers sound tasty. I envisioned them with a nice roast pork or poultry, maybe some haricot verts sautéed in clarified […]

Chocolate Rads

Two pounds of lush chocolate go into this Chocolate Rad cookie recipe making them exquisitely sublime and totally rad! A little more than a week ago my Instagram thumbing stopped dead in its scrolling tracks when I spied this stunning tart from my gal pal Liz over at That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Seriously, take […]

We Will Begin To Fill The Void

I’m feeling a void having learned of the massacre earlier this morning in Orlando. A void in the collective soul of humanity, a hole that carries the sting of an open wound, yet it’s numb because the loss of fifty innocent lives is incomprehensible. The heart wants to flinch, to feel, but the mind is […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

 It doesn’t have to be National Peanut Butter Cookie Day to enjoy this recipe. Chock full of peanut butter flavor, the cookies are tasty and satisfying any day you wish to indulge yourself! When I was a wee one my first encounter with peanut butter was in a sandwich. Back then, Wonder bread was king. […]

Lemon Blueberry Pavlovas

Fresh, bright, and vibrant flavors take center stage in this lighter than air dessert. Everyone will adore having their very own individual Lemon Blueberry Pavlova! Readers know I typically live with cake creations long before they materialize. Sometimes the images are very clear, others foggy and elusive―in all cases the vision resides in my mind […]

Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer lemons are an ideal choice for making lemon curd; their sweeter flavor truly shines in this recipe. One taste and you’ll agree it’s bold, sassy and decidedly sublime. When there’s a run on Meyer lemons at the store I stock up. Big bag, little price; what’s not to love? You may know from previous […]

Leprechaun Cake

  HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN   I had never seen one or heard of it before, but Mrs. Anderson introduced the leprechaun trap to our family. Mrs. Anderson is one of the finest special education teachers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting—and I’ve been lucky enough to meet three!   So when my son […]

Valentine Blackout Cake with Chocolate Crunch

Fudgy chocolate frosting under a coat of crunchy chocolate crumbs hugs layers of chocolate cake. Decorated with ombré sugar rosebuds, this cake recipe will make your Valentine swoon! Mrs. W gave me some heart-shaped cake pans as a gift some 20 years ago. She does wonderful gestures like this, some out of the blue, as […]

Stabilized Whipped Cream

Stabilized whipped cream has lasting power to hold shape and form over the standard, unfortified variety. This recipe will get you on your way to beautiful desserts! Manufacturing cream was first introduced to me more than two decades ago. I was waiting tables at Coco’s/South Coast Plaza (another story for another time) when I became […]

From Fail to Fabulous

Transparency It’s true. I have cake fails every now and again. This one happened on the eve of New Year’s Eve and for the life of me I have no idea what went wrong. I did know, however, I didn’t want to take time from the cooking schedule ahead of me to tinker with the […]