Blackberry Buckle

July 9, 2014
IMG_5234Today, I picked up some beautiful blackberries from my favorite farm store, and turned them into a Blackberry Buckle. A "buckle" is named for its rustic, or "buckled" appearance. It's simple to make and divine to eat. Read more »

Blueberry Bars — Again!

June 22, 2014
IMG_4276I WROTE ABOUT THESE BLUEBERRY BARS during the summer of 2012. And today, because Jennifer Josephy (my cookbook editor) is visiting from NYC, and because I needed something fan-frickin'-tastic to accompany our Afternoon Tea, I decided to make them again. Here's the step-by-step recipe, now with much nicer photographs! Read more »

Glazed Strawberry Tart

June 11, 2014
IMG_3446wbI MADE THIS STRAWBERRY TART the other day, and can tell you that it looks, tastes, and smells like a sunny summer holiday. It's an extra-easy tart to make, because you don't have to roll out the pastry dough. Ready to try this ruby-red sonnet? Here's the step-by-step recipe: Read more »

Limoncello Cookies

June 4, 2014
IMG_2791wb - CopyTHESE COOKIES GRABBED MY ATTENTION when I saw them posted at In Sock Monkey Slippers' website. They are beautiful to behold, elegant to serve, and exquisite to eat. Read more »

A Better Rhubarb Pie

May 22, 2014
IMG_1943wbWHEN RHUBARB PIE IS GOOD, it is very, very good. But when it's bad, it's...sloshy. The puddle-problem is the result of rhubarb's high water content, which no amount of flour can sufficiently absorb. To achieve a pie that "sets up" perfectly, I add a special thickener to the works: Read more »

My Very Serious Brownies

May 13, 2014
IMG_1376wbTHESE BROWNIES TASTE LIKE HEAVEN ON EARTH. They are slightly gooey, definitely decadent, and not too sweet. In other words, they are Very Serious Brownies. The step-by-step recipe: Read more »

The Best Lemon Tart in the World

April 4, 2014
IMG_0180wbI MADE THIS LEMON TART TODAY, and can tell you it looks, tastes and smells like a gorgeous spring day. In other words, it's obscenely delicious. And get this -- it's easy to make! The step-by-step recipe: Read more »