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Cinnamon and Fig Cookie Ice Cream

In desserts, vegetarian On October 8, 2011 14 Comments

While making filling for fresh fig bars, my take on the famous “Fig Newtons,” I started dreaming up all sorts of delicious uses for the fig jam like… Read More »

Fresh Fig Bars

In desserts, snack, vegetarian On October 5, 2011 15 Comments

I was delighted to find 2-pound boxes of fresh black mission figs on sale the other day at Trader Joe’s. I knew exactly what I was going to… Read More »

Triple Chip Cookies

In comfort food, desserts, favorite, vegetarian On March 27, 2011 6 Comments

Triple Chip Cookies (recipe by “The Ovens of Brittany Cookbook,” Terese Allen) One of my favorite sights in the world is a pile of these chocolate chip cookies… Read More »

Lori’s Rhubarb Bread

In breakfast, desserts, snack, spring, vegetarian On November 17, 2010 6 Comments

Lori’s Rhubarb Bread (recipe adapted from Lori Murphy) I come from a family of rhubarb lovers. One of my favorites is strawberry-rhubarb pie. Rhubarb is not in season… Read More »

Classic Caramel Apples

In autumn, candy, desserts, seasonal, snack, vegetarian On October 10, 2010 17 Comments

Classic Caramel Apples (recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.) Candy making is pure magic when it goes well, and these caramel apples are so much fun… Read More »

Chocolate Brownies

In desserts, vegetarian On September 11, 2010 2 Comments

Chocolate Brownies (recipe adapted from “The Berghoff Cafe Cookbook”) “…according to Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel, the brownie was created by the hotel’s then-chef, at the request of Bertha… Read More »

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Grandma’s Slab Apple Cake

In autumn, comfort food, desserts, vegetarian On August 20, 2010 27 Comments

Grandma’s Slab Apple Cake (recipe by “Oishii!”) This is a treasured family recipe full of love and nostalgia. My Grandma Engelhardt loved baking for us, and we especially loved… Read More »

Sour Cherry Cobbler

In comfort food, desserts, seasonal, vegetarian On July 7, 2010 4 Comments

Sour Cherry Cobbler (recipe by epicurious.com) Fresh sour cherries are available at farmers markets for about two weeks starting around the end of June and this is my… Read More »

Lime Tart With Blackberries and Blueberries

In desserts, seasonal On June 7, 2010 2 Comments

Lime Tart With Blackberries and Blueberries (photo and recipe by Bon Appetit, June 2010) This was the most perfect looking dessert I ever made. I say that in part… Read More »

Homemade Vanilla Extract

In desserts On May 22, 2010 14 Comments

Homemade Vanilla Extract (recipe by “Oishii!”) My Aunt Susie, who is the most talented baker I know, taught me this method for making vanilla. If you use homemade vanilla… Read More »