Cranberry-Chocolate Macaroons

A crispy exterior gives way to a magnificent chewy mélange of coconut, cranberry and chocolate flavors. Fresh orange zest heightens the experience making these macaroons merry and bright! Of the countless times recipes on ingredient packages have passed my eyes, many gave pause, but this one stopped me in my tracks. This past Thanksgiving, I […]

Autumn Petits Fours

For longer than a decade it has been a tradition in my house to bake a trilogy of pies for the feast of thanks. Apple pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie—individually delicious by virtue of merit, but a sliver of each together on a dessert plate is three times heavenly! It caters to the diner […]

Flavors of Autumn Cake and Pastry Fillings

When harvest comes each year the mature crops are gathered from the fields marking the end of the growing season. The bounty is revered with social importance; a reward for months of hard labor, igniting celebration, gatherings of thanks, peace and good will. And while one season concludes, another unfolds with vim and seemingly reckless […]

Meyer Lemon, Pistachio & Cranberry Scones with Chef Dennis

  Look what arrived in the mail! I’m very excited to share this with you as a new feature at Cakewalker: The Guest Postcard series.   Much like a postcard, the series centers on food subjects sent in from my friends for all to enjoy. The guest post might cover a variety of topics in […]

Mature Over Time

    Just over a year ago a simple offering from a gentleman enlightened me. It was a most pleasant surprise, one that profoundly changed my dated opinion regarding port style wine. Until that moment, my one and only prior experience of trying port was at a wine tasting course in college–an experience that wrinkled […]