Petit Fours with White Chocolate Glaze

February 24, 2015
182Why do I make lots of 19th-century desserts? Because the ghosts who inhabit my house demand them. Today, for instance, Sarah Wild (1793-1872) requested little cakes, or Petit Fours, for Afternoon Tea. How could I refuse? Read more »

Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Low-Carb!)

February 22, 2015
093How can I eat cottage cheese pancakes and still maintain, at the age of 107, an Adonis-like figure? I'm so glad you asked! Let me share a few secrets with you: Read more »

Pretzel Rolls!

February 17, 2015
095There's nothing I don't love about pretzel rolls. I love their bronzed, sexy outsides, and their deliciously-chewy interiors. You can't beat 'em for hamburger buns. And get this -- the rolls are really easy to make! Read more »

My Best Chicken Stock

February 2, 2015
037We're in the midst of a ferocious blizzard here. With more than 12 inches of snow on the ground, I'm officially house-bound. But neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep me from making my favorite chicken stock! Read more »

Ginger Tea

January 27, 2015
127After reading about the myriad health benefits of ginger tea, I decided to drink two cups of it every day. Now, three weeks and 42 cups later, I'm still here to tell the tale! What the tea is claimed to do, and how I brew it: Read more »

Kevin’s Lemon and Rose Cake

January 22, 2015
123Today, because it's bitterly cold here, and also because my driveway has turned into a skating rink, I thought I should make something bright and sunny to eat. And what could be cheerier than a rose-scented lemon cake? Read more »

Rigatoni alla Salsiccia e Panna

January 20, 2015
197This recipe came to me in a rather roundabout way. It was sent by my fabulous Uncle Paul, who isn't really my uncle. Paul received the recipe from my cousin Jim Arlington, who, for all I know, isn't really my cousin. Are you confused yet? Let me explain: Read more »