Category: dessert

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24
Sep
2020

Chocolate Fudge Stuffed Blondies

This recipe showed up on Reddit the other day, and since my mother-in-law loves chocolate, I decided to give it a go, and send her a batch. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter, softened ⅔ cup Brown sugar ⅔ cup white…

carrot cake
20
Sep
2020

Divorce Carrot Cake

There’s a recipe over on Reddit that’s getting rave reviews. It’s weird name is explained by the OP, u/spider_hugs… “This was my mom’s recipe. Named so because my dad sheepishly asked me to make for his birthday, despite the fact…

08
Sep
2020

Scotcheroos

These are a family tradition with my in-laws. Whenever two or more are gathered together, these sweet treats are made. (They’ve made them so often, there are metal cake pans that have scored cut marks in the bottoms.) They’re really…

26
Dec
2019

Christmas Treats I Made, 2019

I sent out care packages to several people I know. I made an old favorite and two new ones.

14
Jan
2015

Chocolate Birthday Cake with Vanilla Frosting

You’ll love this practically foolproof dark chocolate cake with sweet marshmallow frosting.

16
Aug
2010

Rikers Island Carrot Cake

Each batch makes 25 nine-and-a-half-pound loaves of carrot cake. The kitchen crew at Rikers apparently make 2,500 loaves of this cake a year, which is served on holidays. Each loaf serves 20 inmates. As for the quantities, I don’t recommend…

03
Mar
2010

Strawberry Jam

This jam in midwinter tastes as fresh as the berries tasted the previous summer. The secret is to make small batches and to not overcook. The jam tends to be thinner (excellent for pancakes or ice-cream topping!) and less gummy…

23
Dec
2009

Mincemeat Tartlets, Update

So here’s what I ended up doing from my last entry, trying to come up with mincemeat pies that would better survive the shipping process, since the shortbread I used was really just too fragile. I next tried my standard…

17
Dec
2009

Mincemeat Tartlets

I saw a version of this recipe on Nigella Lawson’s Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen and thought I’d make them and send them off, far and wide, to distant relatives for the holidays. In the end, though, they’re really just too fragile…

11
Dec
2008

Christmas Cookies with Legs

A week or two ago, I posted a link to Gourmet magazine’s website that listed 60+ years worth of cookie recipes, which is really, really great, unless your intent is to make stuff to send to far off relatives. Almost…

15
Nov
2008

Sixty Years of Christmas Cookies

(image courtesy Gourmet Magazine) Gourmet Magazine offers up a great site detailing 60 years worth of recipes for cookies. The recipes are presented just as they appeared on the pages of the magazine, so the recipes for the cookies from…

06
Aug
2008

More from the Road

When you’re the only one who can cook, and you’re used to cooking for two and have to feed a crowd. Well, it looks like I’m the chief cook on this visit to my in-laws. Not that I mind much,…

23
Jul
2008

In Season Now : Peaches

Stores are selling peaches at a cut-rate price now. Sweet and juicy, now’s the time to think about canning some so you can have that flavor all autumn and winter, too. Look for the best you can find … firm,…

28
Apr
2008

Waldorf Pudding on the Titanic

Research turns up two ancient recipes for this Titanic dessert — but which one is the one they served? You may remember my entry from a few weeks ago where I described all of the food served in the elaborate…

23
Apr
2008

Blackberry Pie

In honor of the Cooking Monster Pie Contest, here’s the recipe for my favorite pie. My brother swears by tapioca as a thickener for pie filling, but I use flour because I always have it fresh and handy. I also…

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