Glazed Orange Tart

I made this unusual tart for a small brunch party last weekend, and it was devoured -- with gusto -- in a flash. Not to worry -- I made the same tart this morning, so that you could tasteĀ it, too! Read more »

My Favorite Pumpkin Bread

My mother baked this pumpkin bliss every autumn during my "growning-up" years. What a scandalous treat! It's moist, sweet, and definitely delicious. But then, what else would you expect from a batter that contains 1 1/2 sticks of butter and 2 honking cups of sugar? Read more »

Rustic Apple Cake

I made this simple dessert the other day, and then promptly inhaled almost all of it. What a perfect autumn cake! It's rich and buttery, and deliriously-scented with cinnamon, lemon, and nutmeg. It's pretty to look at, too. Read more »

My Best Sweet Potato Pie

At last -- a Sweet Potato Pie that actually tastes like...sweet potatoes! My step-by-step recipe: Read more »

Puff Pastry Apple Blossoms

This week, to celebrate the start of apple season, I made some scrumptious little desserts called "Apple Blossoms." The flower petals are thinly-sliced apples, arranged on strips of store-bought puff pastry dough. Looking for an elegant tea-time treat or after-school snack? This recipe is for you. Read more »

Peanut Butter Cookies! (GF)

Yesterday, out of the blue, I developed a sudden desire to eat peanut butter cookies. To fight the temptation, I first vacuumed the entrance hall. Then I went for a swim. Then I took Lily the Beagle for a long walk. And when we returned from our stroll, I made a big batch of peanut butter cookies. Read more »

How I Make a Lattice (Woven) Pie Crust

If you think a lattice crust is beyond your culinary skill, I have some terrific news for you. This woven design -- which always looks terribly chic on a fruit pie -- is a cinch to achieve! As proof, check out my step-by-step tutorial: Read more »