A Sunshine-y Cake for Spring

Thanks to everyone who commented on last week’s post with their favorite pie. I have about a hundred pie ideas to make now! The two winners of a copy of Pieography are: Commenter #3, ladywild and commenter #6, Sarah! Congratulations! For the rest of you, remember my pie recipe is available on my site....

Now for Something a Little Different

I’m working on a full-size post (with Halloween around the corner, is everyone automatically thinking of candy in “full size” and “fun size”? and how when you were a kid, you always knew which houses gave away the full size candy bars on Halloween night?), but in the meantime here’s a little update....

Looking for Sunshine: Apricot Crumb Coffee Cake

It’s been raining a lot over here. April showers have come early, or maybe they’re winter rains that lost their way. Normally I like rain, especially after a dry winter that made me think I’d forgotten the sound of rain on the roof. In typical be-careful-what-you-ask-for-fashion, I am totally re-familiarized with rain. I still like […]...

Happy Valentine’s: Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Chocolate, Framboise

Happy Valentine’s Day! This dessert is a little brainstorm I got last weekend when I realized it was three days from Valentine’s Day and I hadn’t thought of anything to make yet. I wanted to take a classic V-day dessert and give it a little modern spin. Molten chocolate cakes came to mind…perennial lurkers on […]...

A Little Night Circus Cake

I rarely mention my non-food-related reading here (and judging from the pile of new cookbooks on my kitchen table, leisure reading time is at a premium these days), but I thought I’d have to mention The Night Circus as I haven’t made any literature-inspired recipes recently . (By the way, for all you Song of […]...

Fig and Pistachio Cake for Fall

How did it become fall? It seems like just a few weeks ago I was sailing the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Appearances of plums and peaches everywhere, a lambent harvest moon, and now the year’s gone crepuscular. I know there are fall-weather fans who can’t wait to break out the scarves and wool coats; […]...