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filling the empty nest with food

Category Archives: Desserts

Crème Caramel

A friend and loyal reader of my blog asked me recently if I would write about an Escoffier dish she could actually make. That made me laugh, as after the … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Petits Gateaux (Small Cookies)

My sweet tooth got the better of me, and I skipped already from the foundational sauces straight to the back of the book, to the desserts. (I’ll be back to … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blonde Brownie Chemistry

Have you ever gotten a craving for something, but when you go to all the trouble to bake it, it doesn’t turn out the way your taste buds were envisioning? … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Eating Oranges at the Kitchen Sink

Now that the holidays are well past and my children have flown the coop again, empty nesting has set in once more and I’m getting back in the groove of … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Gingerbread Professionalism

I know Christmas is over and it’s supposed to be time to move quickly on to the next holiday. But I’m still contemplating Christmas and its experiences and meanings–and still … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bad Food Bad Mood

The other day I was at a morning meeting where the host had generously (or so I thought) put out donuts and coffee for us. I have a greedy sweet … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

Peeling Apples

Whenever I roll up my sleeves and settle in to a long task in the kitchen, peeling apples for apple crisp, for example, I get mad at my feminist foremothers. … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Zero to Cookies in 25 (minutes)

In 25 minutes from walking in the door after a long day in the trenches, you could be breathing in the heavenly chocolatey cookie smell of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ginger Cake Morning

When the weather turns chilly and gloomy, the time seems right to bake a cake. Well, OK, the time is always right around here for baking cakes. Last time it … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pound Cake Therapy

I am far from the first person to describe baking as a kind of therapy. Most of what I hear, though, has to do with bread-baking as therapy. The therapy … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

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