Dorie’s Truly Perfect Pound Cake

Yesterday, when I came home from walking the dog, there was a brown package waiting for me. As soon as I spotted it, I had a totally precious yet fleeting moment of extreme joy. You see, I love brown paper packages tied up with strings… Ever since the days of sleep away camp and tie … Continue reading

Pecan Sandies

Pecan sandies remind me so much of frayed linen napkins and hand painted measures. They are sweet yet sophisticated. Dainty yet bold. Unnecessary yet so very necessary. They are borderline indulgent and fit the bill for any occasion. A perfect treat for just one, and the ideal cookie for an evening of wine and cheese … Continue reading

Tangerine Lemon Curd

Yesterday I put my big girl shoes on, and despite my enormous fear of failure, I made french pastry dough for the first time. I was so excited that I finally got the courage for this endeavor. For some reason, the words “French” and “pastry dough” always make me think of professional bakers, with white, … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Chunk Apricot Oat Bars

When I was growing up, I always used my “eagle eyes” to find the best parking spot in the lot. Despite the fact that as an adult I am practically blind, back then I was an expert at spotting the perfect, well, spot. This talent has, for better or worse, never disappeared. Nowadays, I don’t … Continue reading

Browned butter pear and apple crisp

I have this problem when I go food shopping. I know that it is dangerous to have oreos and wheat thins in my house, because when the sun goes down and no ones looking, I sneakily eat them by the handful. But, as I stand there in front of a sprawling display of toasted onion … Continue reading

Kiwi-coconut muffins

Sometimes I feel like a vacation without a kitchen is not complete. I mean, my idea of a vacation is a kitchen, along with some fresh food, free time, friends and family. As much fun as I had traipsing around Orlando this weekend, hanging at Magic Kingdom, and being wined and dined, I am very … Continue reading