Recently, foodie influencer Alison Roman gave an interview to The New Consumer that can only be described as a “shit show.” While talking about her own Zen-like journey into fame, she performed an epic racially tone-deaf (I’m being kind) take down of Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo, calling them sellouts while she remains pure as … Continue reading The Myth of Success
All last year my amazing husband made me a garden. I helped, but it was mostly him doing the hard labor of a 1920's prisoner. I designed the plans - to scale, thank you very much - of 2 different gardens. One for veg and one for fruit. All summer long he augered in the … Continue reading Gardening!
March 14th! 3.14! It's Pi Day! I finally have it together enough to share a pie recipe on the actual Pi Day. This particular pie is a classic French apple tart decorated in an escargot pattern. This is not to be confused with a Tarte Tatin where you use puff pastry and assemble and bake … Continue reading It’s Pi Day!!
I am obsessed with the Great British Bake Off. Like, so obsessed I've probably watched each episode of EACH season about 12 times. And as a baker myself, I find what they create so inspiring. A while ago my friend Barbara and her son made the Millionaire Jaffa Shortbread desserts that Sophie made on season … Continue reading GBBO Bake – Millionaire Jaffa Shortbread
The holidays are here and with it comes holiday parties! Whether it is a holiday open house or a fancy party you need to have food. Lots of it. When I entertain I like to have hors d'oeuvres and little bits and bites for people to munch on. One of my go-to entertaining dishes is … Continue reading Goat Cheese and Green Onion Muffins
My friend Sandi posted a link to an article about the best bakery in each state. Imagine my surprise when Kensington's very own JennyCakes was listed as the Best Bakery in Maryland. I have been a fan of JennyCakes since it opened in 2012. They started in small storefront on Armory Avenue behind Safeway. I … Continue reading A Visit to JennyCakes
I am putting together a cookbook for my family that celebrates all the recipes that we have grown up with. I come from a long line of really fantastic cooks and bakers and I decided that there are recipes that we were in danger of losing. One that we almost lost is this recipe for … Continue reading Gold Cake
I am always on the lookout for a new spring/summer dessert recipe. Something that can go to a picnic or other event to be shared by friends. Something that is different than a cobbler or crisp or a fluff and more than simply plopping down ice cream bars or fruit pops. (Although I wouldn't snub … Continue reading Blackberry Custard Bars
I love cookies. I love mixing them, baking them, eating them, and giving them away. They are the perfect size for an indulgent snack or for a light dessert. Chocolate Crinkles are one of my kids' favorite cookies to eat. They are wonderfully chocolaty with a crunchy outside and chewy inside. They are such a … Continue reading Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
The winter holidays are filled with traditions. Growing up a lot of those traditions included food. Tons of food. And when I say "food" I mean "dessert." Cookies specifically. Sugar cookies, thumbprints, peanut butter stars, chocolate covered pretzels, pecan tassies, chocolate drops, chocolate crinkles, candy cane cookies, and - a huge favorite - Russian tea … Continue reading Russian Tea Cakes