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 […]

Egg Nog Cake

The essence of egg nog is captured in a rich, lightly spiced cake frosted with silky meringue buttercream, while a hint of rum and bourbon in the batter brings depth of flavor. Serve this dessert at your holiday table, and prepare to hear cheers from family and friends! Life-altering Decisions My dear sister once remarked […]

Spiked Broguiere’s Egg Nog Recipe

  The term “imported” can be loosely applied to the unassuming dairy bottle depicted above. It traversed over 400 miles from Southern California to Northern California, nestled in bags of ice in a cooler, hidden among suitcases. The City of Angels excels on this front and that; often times looked to as a hub for […]

Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

  It’s no secret that pumpkin pie and I have had an on again/off again relationship, as mentioned in part here. My adult years have succeeded with a mainly on again status. Pumpkin is a versatile food: its pairing capabilities range from savory to sweet, herbal to spice. From a seasonal standpoint a pumpkin pie […]

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 […]

First Feast

  My wife and I are planners, especially in regards to events and holidays. I’m not certain if it’s the years we spent working in the hospitality industry, or just who we are as people, but we do devote a modicum of time to thinking things through. Our best laid plans may not always pan […]