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Category Archives: Desserts

I enjoy baking, and though I don’t consider myself a baker, it seems others do. When people talk about my cooking it’s baked goods they generally refer to. When I went to culinary school I had a choice of two programs; culinary and pastry. I chose (without any equivocation) culinary. I prefer savory to sweet, […]

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A is for all kinds of things, culinary and otherwise, but today A is for Apple Kuchen. About a hundred years ago (OK, sometime in the last century) my mom accumulated, volume by volume, The Woman’s Day Encyclopedia of Cookery. I don’t know what happened to her set, but I just bought my own set. […]

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Seders traditionally begin with the youngest person at the table asking the Four Questions, starting with “Why is this night different from all other nights of the year?” Tonight is the first night of Passover, but my semi-observant family had our Seder Saturday night. We spend two holidays a year together; Passover and Thanksgiving. This […]

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This weekend my house became cookie central. Although I keep saying ‘we made cookies’ the truth is I made them; 260 of them. I’m sorry I didn’t manage to take a picture of my six foot dining room table covered with all of them, and the various tins, containers and boxes we put them into […]

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Everyone has their favorite dish at Thanksgiving, and mine is stuffing. We have a loose leaf binder (our version of a family heirloom) that my sister Connie keeps in her possession; shared when someone else hosts the dinner. I’m happy she’s the one who holds it for us. I believe of the four of us, […]

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