Category: Desserts

  • The Sweet Life: Breton Buckwheat Cake

    After a long time on the BPL waitlist, I finally received a copy of David Lebovitz’s The Sweet Life in Paris. I’ve enjoyed reading his blog, so I figured his memoir would be an equally enjoyable read. This book did not disappoint. Each chapter takes on a new idiosyncrasy of life in Paris. David is […]

  • Graham Cracker Cookies

    Lately I have been interested in learning to cook things that you might not normally cook. I think this is a phenomenon that is common in my age group demographic. When I encounter books like Can It, Pickle It, Cure It or blogs like Food in Jars, I completely relate to the authors. Perhaps in […]

  • C is for…

    I know a lot of people love cake. Still more people are partial to cupcakes. They fawn over them and create achingly adorable or unusually flavored cupcake versions in mature and delectable flavors like passion fruit or dark mocha.  I like a piece of cake as much as the next person, but that’s as far […]

  • Rhubarb Compote Thyme

    Did you know that Boston is obsessed with ice cream? Perhaps it might not seem that strange to you, but coming from New York, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. And it’s great! This ice cream obsession was the easiest thing to swallow about moving up here. Massachusetts has one of the highest consumption […]

  • Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

    I can’t think of a clever title or anything witty to say for this recipe because this is one serious dessert. As such, I will try to maintain a serious mood for this post. Tomorrow night we’re hosting our first Passover Seder since moving to Boston. I’ve been thinking about the menu for some time. […]

  • The Great Italian Cookie Caper – Part Deux

    By jove, I think I’ve done it! After weeks – no – months, of dutiful testing, I’ve come up with my own personal perfect anise biscotti. This has been very hard work. I have the 5 extra pounds and content smile to prove it. Of course, it has been well worth the effort. I could […]