When You Don’t Feel Like Making Peach Pie

All fruit desserts are good desserts. My go to is often the “quick to assemble” cobbler. My favorite is “it takes time” pie. Ingredients take time to chill. The raw crust needs to rest in the fridge. Baking takes a good long time. And the cooked pie needs to settle in its crust (never, everContinue reading “When You Don’t Feel Like Making Peach Pie”

710 WOR JAM TIME

I’m back! And just in time to guest host on 710 WOR, 6-10 am east. I will keep it short and sweet so you have time to download the FREE app to listen anywhere in the country (you can call too!) http://www.iheart.com/mobile/ I had a bowl of overripe peaches and load of guilt for wastingContinue reading “710 WOR JAM TIME”

No Scream Ice Cream

From the annals of Martha Stewart (click here) I give you 1-2-3 ice cream. Really! Even my son can make this, and has. 2 cups of heavy cream whipped stiffly 1 can sweetened condensed milk mixed with… 2 Tablespoons vanilla Combine above and freeze in loaf pan. Scoop, enjoy – B The original (see link)Continue reading “No Scream Ice Cream”

Party Pops

You could skip adding the wine, but why would (should?) you? Yes I'm back from my holiday and boozing up the ice pops just in time for a heat wave. Judge if you must. Btw, once you start making fruit pops, you may never go back. The secret, in as much as there is one,Continue reading “Party Pops”

Not Key Lime Pie

Or…a great no bake citrus dessert As my guy pointed out this holiday weekend, we've come a long way. As in, I was trusting him to shop for the groceries, even when company's coming! By coming a long way, I'm pretty sure he meant I've given up a touch of control. I prefer to lookContinue reading “Not Key Lime Pie”

Watermelon Pops

It's here, ice pop season (well it was here, yesterday. I presume it will come back). Ice pops, aguas frescas, granitas, smoothies etc. are all great ways to use up fruit. I think pops are the easiest. Feel free to doll up the watermelon with lime zest or mint simple syrup. Or just make theContinue reading “Watermelon Pops”

Meat-free Monday ;-)

They say a picture says a thousand words…I've got three for the flourless fallen chocolate cake from the last issue of Bon Appetit. Oh My God! And I'm not sure “oh” even counts. I dog eared that puppy for Passover and it is my chocolate winner to date. This from a woman who's been makingContinue reading “Meat-free Monday ;-)”

Strawberry Shortcakes

I'm a Joanne Chang groupie, mastermind of Flour in Boston. I can't get there but I channel her through her cookbook whenever I have an excuse. That's what I'm calling Friday night – an excuse to bake and it needed to be quick because I had already overscheduled and was due to deliver dessert toContinue reading “Strawberry Shortcakes”

Birthday Cheesecake

What the birthday girl wants, the birthday girl almost gets. She asked for a Cheesecake Factory confection. I agreed to make something similar in style. And where better to start than on the website (Kraft) responsible for the cookies. Here's the link to the recipe. For an easy to put together crowd pleaser, I wouldContinue reading “Birthday Cheesecake”

On Cake

That’s right, no free ride in my kitchen! If you want a Monday night dessert, I don’t care how quick it is, you have to work for it (although I am strongly reconsidering the “teach them to do laundry” policy after the gum and pen incident in the dryer.) Separately, isn’t it amazing when geneticsContinue reading “On Cake”