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
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
In the fall in America pecans start to flood into the supermarkets. I do love pecans. Almost as much as I love pumpkin. Pecans feel very distinctly American to me. They were hard to find in Switzerland, while almonds and hazelnuts were everywhere you looked and were in just about every pastry offered in a … Continue reading Bourbon Pecan Pie
My Dad used to take us fishing on Sundays after we got home from church, which gave Mom 5 to 6 hours of precious alone-time, or at least time without us shouting and fighting and making a mess. We would come home to a clean house, a cake on the counter, a roast in the … Continue reading Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cheesecake Filling
Also known to us Americans as Apple Strudel. A loooong time ago I went to visit my friend Ginnie in Vienna. While I was there I picked up this tiny little cookbook called Austrian Specialties. There are lots of handy recipes in this short 80-page cookbook and it has my go-to recipe for goulash. Most … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson Mom makes Apfelstrudel
This was quite a weekend of desserts over here. Thursday I made a New York meets DC cheesecake for a dinner party on Friday (there is none left) and yesterday I was reminded by my faithful spouse that I had promised to make a dessert for a Bon Voyage party being held for one of … Continue reading Ala Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches!