Every couple of years I am tempted by a dessert recipe that contains ground pistachio nuts. I LOVE pistachios and I love desserts. The combination is always surprising to me. It’s never quite what I expect. These cookies remind me of chocolate cookies sold at Italian bakeries. I served them to a couple of my [...]
You know I like a recipe if I make it twice within a week. I found this recipe in the September issue of Martha Stewart
and made it while I had access to a grill. In the Northeast, this is a great late-August, early-September recipe when eggplant and delicious tomatoes are in season.
I love to [...]
Do you remember Funny Bones? I’m probably dating myself here because I never see them in stores anymore, but they were one of my favorite treats growing up. They’re a chocolate cake, filled with a sweet peanut butter cream and dipped in chocolate. If I had one today, I’d probably think it tasted terribly artificial, [...]
I’m a big fan of crumb cake for breakfast. My favorite part is the crumb topping, but the cake part isn’t bad either. I saw this recipe and was grabbed by the title. Anything with a chocolate cinnamon swirl is right up my alley.
This coffee cake reminded me of something that you’d buy at Starbucks. [...]
I love nuts, and especially nuts that are glazed with something. This Sugar Spiced Nuts recipe is one of my favorites. I make them all the time. I bring them to family holiday dinners and they’re a huge hit.
I was visiting the Smitten Kitchen site recently and found this granola-crusted nut recipe. They looked interesting, [...]
I have quite a few friends who are vegetarian/vegan. At a recent dinner with some of my college buddies, I learned about cashew cheese which sounded delicious. My friends Mike and Wendy assured me that I’d easily find a recipe online. I found a recipe months ago, but I was slow to make it [...]
When I was growing up, my mom used to make a string bean salad that consisted of blanched green beans, tossed with a jar of Italian salad dressing. She’d keep them in a bowl in the refrigerator and I’d munch on them whenever I saw them. They were delicious, and I’d eat them as a [...]
I think I’m going to have to get a better picture of this dish. I made it the other night when we had some friends over for dinner. It’s a terrific combination of flavors and textures. The avocado is smooth and creamy (if it’s ripe), the nuts are crunchy and the fruit chewy.
Here are my [...]
My brother came down from Boston to participate in the NYC Triathlon on Saturday and we traditionally host a pasta dinner for him and any of his friends that are around. Because we came in from Shelter Island to see the race, my mom volunteered to provide fresh pasta and sauce. All I had to [...]