Puff Pastry Pesto Pizza

August 27, 2014
IMG_7681OH, BABY. I hope you're hungry, because I've just pulled this sexy, seasonal "pizza" from the oven. The (store-bought) puff pastry crust is layered with fragrant pesto, rounds of red tomato, black olives and Parmesan cheese. It's chic enough for formal dining. It's screamingly-delicious. And it's really easy to make! Read more »

Creating A “Baking Center”

August 25, 2014
IMG_7582DEEP-CLEANING THE KITCHEN is my late-summer, "back-to-school" ritual. I empty every cabinet and drawer, and then ruthlessly toss the things I don't want, need, use, or have room for. Here, for instance, is how I recently cleaned an unkempt cabinet, and turned it into a well-organized "Baking Center": Read more »

Spiced Plum Cake

August 20, 2014
Spiced Plum Cake from Kevin Lee JacobsIN LATE SUMMER, nothing makes my spirit soar like this Spiced Plum Cake. It's sweet but not too sweet. It's loaded with fiber. And it's really easy to make! Read more »

Roasted Cabbage Rounds

August 18, 2014
IMG_7255Even cabbage haters will love these naturally sweet, roasted cabbage rounds. Serve them as a side dish, or as a no-carb, gluten-free substitute for bread. My sinfully-simple recipe: Read more »

Peach Streusel Pie

August 15, 2014
IMG_7043YUM. Yesterday I sliced up some locally-grown peaches, and piled them onto a French pastry crust. Then, instead of using a top crust, I simply sprinkled the ruby-skinned fruit with sweet, buttery streusel. The result? Peach pie perfection, baby. Read more »

Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart

August 1, 2014
IMG_6139THIS WEEK, feeling inspired by cookbook authors Kate Hill and David Lebovitz, I made a French tomato tart. What poetry! The tender Pâte Brisée shell is brushed with winey Dijon mustard, and topped with tomatoes, fragrant herbs, and rounds of tangy goat cheese. Read more »

Recipe: Raspberry Pavlova (GF)

July 25, 2014
IMG_5743I HOPE YOU'RE HUNGRY, because I've made a Raspberry Pavlova for you. What a rapturous dessert! The chocolate meringue base is crispy on the outside, and marshmallow-gooey on the inside. The whipped cream center is sprinkled with chocolate shavings, and crowned with crimson thimbles. Ready to taste this work of art? Here's the recipe: Read more »