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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

I know…I know…Does the world really need yet sugar cookie? The world may not, but apparently I do. That’s because I ran out of cream of tartar. My grandmother’s sugar cookie [...]

2023-03-26T02:54:38-04:000 Comments

Quince Newtons

Once, when I was in my 20’s, I tried to make my own fig bars. They were a whole lotta work for precious little pay-off because they didn’t look or taste anywhere near as good [...]

2022-11-14T04:09:47-05:001 Comment

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

I loathe beets. But I absolutely love what they do for these cupcakes. Luckily, it’s easy to buy cooked beets at farmers’ markets and supermarkets in France, so my contact wi [...]

2022-10-20T05:27:37-04:002 Comments

Spicy Gingerbread

When and why did gingerbread get pigeonholed as a *strictly* holiday treat? Sure, I get that all things gingerbread are a holiday tradition, but must that mean that they vani [...]

2021-10-07T04:43:42-04:003 Comments

Lemon Lover’s Frosting

This frosting has at least three times the amount of lemon juice most recipes of the other recipes I’ve seen call for. It has a tart hit like a lemon curd or lemon meringue p [...]

2021-08-29T03:55:28-04:000 Comments

Favorite Chocolate Cake

The original version of this cake was a Sour Cream Chocolate Cake from San Francisco à la Carte, a cookbook I purloined from my Mom’s kitchen shelf as soon as I moved out on [...]

2021-08-26T09:04:56-04:0010 Comments

Perfection V/GF Cookies

These are everything a chocolate chip cookie should be: crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, with a decent dose of vanilla and the rich, caramel flavor of brown sugar. [...]

2021-08-16T03:59:52-04:000 Comments

Apple Far Breton

To make my neighbor Françoise's far breton work with apples I made one minor/major adjustment: I let the batter rest before baking. The tiny tweak made a huge difference in t [...]

2021-04-29T04:54:18-04:000 Comments
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