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Flourless, Dairy-free and Delicious Pumpkin Cake

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

pumpkinCake_2So it’s Thanksgiving and you’re already irritable just thinking about the cooking tasks that lie ahead of you. You wish that it was  your sister-in-law who was the one cooking, as usual,  but she is bailing this year and going to Paris (where they have lousy pumpkin pie, by the way). So there you are with the piles of sweet potatoes and cranberries, getting crabbier by the minute. Read More

 

Jessica And The Chocolate Factory

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

ChocolateOreos_2662I went into Edelweiss Chocolates in Beverly Hills, not to buy chocolates but to buy their white Jordan almonds which I always keep handy in a silver sugar bowl.

“That’s it?” the lady behind the cash register said, casting her eyes in the direction of the case full of beautiful chocolate confections.

“Yeah, that’s it,” I said. Read More

 

Girlfriend’s Plum Cake

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

PlumCake 1I love this cake. I think of it as a dessert for a minor event, like when a couple of girlfriends come over for dinner or I’m celebrating an insignificant birthday, say, turning forty-three. (Okay, fine, so that happened a while ago.) Read More

 

Berry Me

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Berries I went to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday and I believe I snapped. I bought so many berries, the berry guy can send his daughter to college on his profits. I bought so many berries I got a flat tire on the way home. I bought so many berries I really have no option but to make several desserts and possibly some jam. Read More

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 14th, 2014

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Cold Comfort

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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Although it’s 43º in NYC today, it was certainly not so balmy last week. After a brisk walk in the 7º weather, I found myself with a serious interest in comfort food.

Now I’m back in LA where it is sickeningly beautiful every day (with temps hovering around 70º) but I still feel the need for the comfort. I think I’m suffering from a sort of cold-weather-related PTSD. Read More

 

Oh My Darling Clementine

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

ClementinesInBowlImageA couple days before Christmas, my sister and I were having our annual bitch-in about all the kitchen time we were putting in that week, when Lindsay mentioned she was making a Clementine Cake. I assumed this was something akin to a Key Lime Pie. “Sounds great,” I said, mentally dismissing it as way too Florida for a proper holiday dessert, and likely way too complicated for a week with cooking chores so numerous I was already as irritable as Scrooge. Read More

 

Crabby&Crabbier: Tom’s Brownies

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Revisiting recipes from The Crabby Cook Cookbook, we made these for a crowd and watched them vanish in five minutes… Read More

 

The Shortbread Variations: Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013


Okay, I’m a little obsessed with shortbread. Don’t know why really, but possibly because of my Scottish ancestry and also it tastes so damn good. So maybe I’m projecting too much when I assume that my mother would like nothing better than this for Mother’s Day. Read More

 

Black and White Angel Food Cake

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

In the unlikely event that you have not yet broken your New Year’s resolutions regarding calories, sugar, chocolate, dessert and general self-indulgence, now’s the time to do it. This recipe from Ina Garten makes it easy. Read More

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