Easter Recipe Round Up

April 17, 2014
IMG_6494NEED A LITTLE INSPIRATION for Easter morning, afternoon, and evening? Here are links to 18 delicious April-worthy recipes which have graced my own holiday table over the years. Some are gluten-free, and all are guaranteed to please! Read more »

Perfect, Easy-to-Peel Hard Cooked Eggs

April 8, 2014
IMG_0355wbTODAY, because Easter is around the corner, I thought we should discuss festive bonnets eggs. And specifically, how to cook them so they are not only a cinch to peel, but a delight to eat. I'm talking hard-cooked perfection, baby. 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 »

Perfect Tart Crust

April 3, 2014
IMG_0123SOME DAY YOU WILL THANK ME for this tart crust. It's easy to make, easy to roll out. And it tastes like a dream. A sweet, cookie-like dream. Read more »

Fougasse aux Herbes de Provence

March 25, 2014
IMG_9873wbFEELING INSPIRED by a comment from reader Virginia Embry Marx, I recently made Fougasse aux Herbes de Provence. Fougasse (pr. "foo-GAHS") is the French version of Italian focaccia. It's dense and delicious. It's powerfully fragrant. And it's a breeze to make. Read more »

Ham, Kale & Swiss Cheese Tart

March 18, 2014
IMG_9677wbTHIS RUSTIC TART makes me purr like a contented kitten. It's filled with smokey ham and earthy kale. It's scented with nutmeg and a splash of dry vermouth. It's baked on a bed of tender, buttery, Pate Brisee. It's...something you need to try: Read more »

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

March 11, 2014
IMG_8264wbI LOVE IRISH SODA BREAD. It's fast. It's easy. Make it with coarsely-ground whole wheat (or "graham") flour and a little brown sugar, as I do, and you'll find it's magically delicious. Read more »