Lemon and Rose Madeleines

December 10, 2014
IMG_2675Apparently I'm on a French dessert kick. Last week, I deep-fried a batch of lovely Merveilles. And yesterday, I made a dozen Madeleines. Who wants to taste these adorable shell-shaped cakes? Read more »

Ten Make-and-Bake Holiday Gifts!

December 9, 2014
IMG_4101 - Copy - CopyWhat do I want for Christmas? Well, I want world peace, of course. I also want civil rights for all. And then...I'd like something delicious to eat! Here are ten baked goods that make fine holiday gifts for grown-ups: Read more »

Merveilles for Christmas

December 1, 2014
IMG_2482My grandmother, Nova Metzger Jacobs, routinely made these cookies at Christmas-time, and I, as a child, routinely ate too many of them. They are called Merveilles (French for "miracle"), and they are insanely-delicious. Watch me make these crisply-puffed, orange-zest-scented, confectioners'-sugar-dusted delights: Read more »

Roast Turkey with Braeburn Apple Gravy (GF)

November 24, 2014
IMG_2114Today, because it's nearly Thanksgiving, I think we should roast a turkey and make some gravy. My low-carb, gluten-free gravy is gorgeously flavored and thickened with apples and onions, and brightly scented with herbs. In other words, it's screamingly delicious. You'll want to sip it out of a mug. Read more »

GF Bacon and Sausage Stuffing Balls!

November 20, 2014
IMG_1963Oh, baby. These stuffing balls are so delicious that I can't stop eating them! Brenda Johnson, my taste-tester, loves 'em, too. I'm talking about a crispy exterior, and a savory, sumptuous interior. They are gluten-free, too, since I made them with tapioca bread crumbs. Need a nifty side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas? This recipe is for you: Read more »

Chocolate Castle Cake

November 17, 2014
IMG_1588What inspired this chocolate whimsy? A recent trip to a kitchen supply store. There, all kinds of culinary gadgets begged to be rescued from their retail store oblivion. And among them was a castle-shaped Bundt pan. Here's the recipe, which you can use for any 10-cup capacity Bundt pan: Read more »

Bucatini with Almond Butter Sauce

November 10, 2014
IMG_1151Take some bucatini (a fat, hollow, spaghetti-like pasta), toss it with almond butter and some Asian seasonings, garnish the works with toasted sesame seeds and fresh green scallions, and what will you have? My new, favorite lunch or casual supper: Read more »