Blog

Lemon Chiffon Pie

The first time that I ever had a chiffon pie was when I made a strawberry chiffon pie from Retro Desserts. It was delicious and very impressive looking, piled high and pink in its crust. It was described as being a fruit mousse piled into a pie crust, which is exactly what it is. Come to think of it, Wayne Harley Brachman actually has a ... Read More »

Blink of an Eye Rhubarb Cobbler

I take a little bit of an issue with the name of this dish. The original name is “blink of an eye rhubarb pie.” The “blink of an eye” part is accurate, because it does come together in about 2 minutes, but the “pie” part is a problem. Granted, the dessert is baked in a pie dish, but it’s not really a pie at all. ... Read More »

Cornmeal Waffles with a Hint of Lemon

I love my new belgian waffle maker. As a brief product plug, it’s the Villaware Classic Belgian Waffle Iron. The waffles come out in a great shape, you can adjust the darkness (like a toaster) and I have had no problems at all with sticking, which is definitely a plus for a waffle-maker. The other thing I like about it is that it has an ... Read More »

Cheater’s Frozen Yogurt

This is much less of a recipe than it is an idea. It is, however, an idea that I use all the time. It’s the perfect thing when I want a really quick and easy snack or a light dessert. It is particularly practical during the summer, since it is so simple and much lighter than any ice cream. What am I taking about? It’s ... Read More »

Slice and Bake Coconut Cookies

coconutslicenbake2

Slice and bake cookies get their name from the fact that you simply slice the cookies off a pre-formed (and usually frozen) log of dough before baking. The supermarket cookies come packaged this way, but it’s really nothing that shouldn’t be done at home. You can make the dough well in advance, wrap it up into a log and keep it in the freezer for ... Read More »

Salsa Fresca

I love salsa. It’s one of my favorite foods, though I suppose that it is actually classified as a condiment. The difference between a condiment and an actual “food” is that a condiment is rarely eaten on it’s own. Consider that ketchup – the condiment displaced by salsa as America’s most eaten – is never eaten by the spoonful unless by 7 year olds who ... Read More »

Blue Corn Blueberry Muffins

Blue cornmeal is just like yellow cornmeal, except (of course) that it is made from blue corn. What I really mean to say is that it tastes pretty much the same. The main benefit of using it is that is lends an interesting and unusual color to baked goods and other cornmeal-coated foods. This inspiration for these muffins came when I had a version at ... Read More »

Individual Baked French Toasts

I know that this looks like bread pudding, but it’s not. Generally, bread puddings have a higher milk-to-egg ratio than french toast does and while I do make a good bread pudding, it’s just not my favorite thing to eat. So this, for all that it looks like bread pudding, is actually french toast is disguised as a pudding. Believe it or not, there is ... Read More »

Scroll To Top