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 made this ice cream because I had an extra container of mascarpone cheese in the refrigerator. I bought some mascarpone when I attempted to make these Blueberry and Mascarpone Turnovers last week and they were a total disaster. As a result, I had an extra container.
I’ve never made ice cream using cheese […]
I love fresh berries in the summer. Recently I had a big box of blueberries from Costco that I needed to use up as our family wasn’t eating them fast enough. I searched my “to make” folder to see if I had anything bookmarked and lo and behold I found this recipe. It’s from a […]
Frozen grapes are one of my favorite summertime treats. Actually, I love them year round, but they’re particularly refreshing on a hot summer afternoon.
I love a good bowl of ice cream for dessert after dinner, but believe it or not, my sweet tooth can be satisfied by eating a pile of these grapes instead. If […]
This recipe comes from the Williams Sonoma website. Their recipe is for lemon bread, but I’m on Shelter Island without a loaf pan, so I made the batter, poured it into greased mini-muffin pans and voila… lemon muffins. These really pack a lemony punch. I found them to be […]
My cousin Greg from DC stayed with us last night. It was great to see him. When we have company, what’s one of the first things that I think of? Dessert! I must have enough dessert to feed the guests! He arrived last night and finished up the Cookie Dough Brownies that I […]
We had a bunch of friends and their children over for an informal dinner last night, so I made a big tray of lemon squares and a tray of blondies. I grew up eating lemon squares. My mom used to make them every now and then, and I loved them. I haven’t made lemon squares […]
Just before Christmas, I love chocolate things made with peppermint. One night I felt like having peppermint brownies, so I searched for a recipe. There are many out there, but this one looked particularly good (because it contained York Peppermint Patties!) so I decided to give it a try. It was well worth it. […]
At this time of year, there’s a lot of zucchini around. Last week I sliced it thinly lengthwise (1/4 inch wide), tossed it with a little olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper and grilled it. Delicious! If you’re looking for something sweet, this chocolate zucchini cake is a great recipe to try. […]
I love Ina Garten’s recipes. I especially love her recipe for Outrageous Brownies, but I only make them when I’m feeding a huge crowd. I recently found this equally decadent brownie recipe whose size is much more manageable. You actually make it in a tart pan.
We had a lovely Italian student stay […]