German Chocolate Cake

This was it. This was the one which solidified my lifelong relationship with cake. I was a very young boy, and I remember the sensation of my first bite. The frosting with its pebble-like texture beckoned my teeth into a more active role of consumption. The coconut and pecans shared the spotlight in a sweet […]

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 […]