Chocolate Pecan Meringues with Blackberries

July 6, 2012
Chocolate Pecan Meringues with Blackberries

This a perfect dessert. You could serve it at an informal barbecue, or an important dinner party. You can make the meringues up to a couple of months ahead and keep them in an air-tight container. And because the meringues are made ahead of time, assembling the final dessert with some whipped cream and berries […]

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Julia Child’s Reine de Saba Cake

June 20, 2012
Reine de Saba Cake

This year marks what would be the 100th birthday of Julia Child. This woman has inspired generations of people to get into the kitchen and she did everything with gusto, so yes, she’s a bit of an idol of mine. I, like many others, cooked my way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking as a way of […]

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Ricotta Muffins

June 15, 2012

I’m a firm believer that a muffin is appropriate at any time of the day. As nice as a muffin is in the morning with a big cup of coffee or tea, I find a muffin is equally nice in the afternoon as a quick snack. And muffins totally work as a side to salad, […]

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Ginger, Lemon, Pecan, and Oatmeal Cookies

June 12, 2012
Ginger Lemon Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Ginger, lemon, pecans, and oatmeal? Sounds like too much going on. I like simple cookies, you say. And wait a sec. There’s no chocolate? Well, I had the same concerns about these cookies. But these are the favorite cookies chez moi. And the same could happen chez vous. I like cookies. Everyone likes cookies. But […]

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