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Cozy Gingerbread Layer Cake

Cozy Gingerbread Layer Cake

We’ve all got layers. This Gingerbread Cake is no exception. All 3 layers of this cake, bound together in delicious harmony with whipped mascarpone cream and topped with sugared cranberries, made the journey from our house all the way across the city on the floor of my car. Miraculously, the cake, Lu and I arrived at the Plotkins fourth … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season Pumpkin Bread

‘Tis the Season Pumpkin Bread

I’m very into the holidays this year. More than ever before. And I’m attributing this newfound festive spirit almost entirely to my sweet Lu. Although she is completely unaware of the holiday magic glimmering all around her, I still feel like it’s my duty to embrace the season, crank up the Christmas music, decorate not … Continue reading

Baking Projects Big and Small

Baking Projects Big and Small

I love these chocolate chip cookies. They are soft inside with a crackly shell, caramelized and a bit gooey. They are easy to make – no electric mixer or room temperature eggs and butter required. For all of these reasons, plus that baking cookies inevitably means sharing cookies and therefore spreading happiness, these are, hands … Continue reading

Seven Spoons Strawberry Spread

Seven Spoons Strawberry Spread

Strawberry season is upon us. What better indicator that spring has arrived? Shady groundhogs and April showers are unpredictable, but when strawberries appear at the farmers market, it means, undoubtedly, that spring has sprung. I have never been much of a preserves, jam or jelly kind of gal. I like my fruit raw and ripe. But, … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Sorbet Sundae

Dark Chocolate Sorbet Sundae

Good chocolate sorbet tastes like a slurry of frozen, bittersweet truffles. Without the milk fats that lend ice cream it’s heft, this sorbet is uninhibited, creamy, absurdly rich and pure…just like I’d imagine that chocolate waterfall at Willy Wonka’s factory would taste. I was inspired to make this recipe after I bought a pint of Double Rainbow Chocolate Sorbet at … Continue reading

Cozy Apple, Pear and Persimmon Tart

Cozy Apple, Pear and Persimmon Tart

Well, well! There you are. And here I am. I’ve missed this thing we had going. It’s been entirely too long. I’ve barely lifted a finger in the kitchen since I last wrote. It’s not like me. Cooking (and writing about it) brings me joy. I guess it’s just that other things, and one wonderful … Continue reading