Fig & Walnut Biscotti

I didn’t know she’d died. But then again, I did. I just hadn’t remembered until I began researching the creator of these delicious biscotti. Gina DePalma, a James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef at Babbo in New York City (Chef Mario Battali’s place) and cookbook author, died of ovarian cancer at 49–a year ago this past… Continue reading Fig & Walnut Biscotti

Peanut Butter Cookies-The Sugar Season Has Begun

  I have many random things to tell you and somehow my meandering thoughts have to lead you to this amazing peanut butter cookie recipe.  Where to begin…well for one, I’ve been reading so many tips and strategies for making this blog kick ass.  Reading, reading, snore, reading some advice, like “allow your readers to… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies-The Sugar Season Has Begun

Every Girl’s Gotta Have a Theme Song & A Great Recipe for Pie Crust

  I’ve been baking pies since the nineties, as well as sweating over making my own pie crust.  But I am here today to tell you how silly it is to fear something that is so simple to make.  I’m writing this post not just for you, but for me as well.  Because even though… Continue reading Every Girl’s Gotta Have a Theme Song & A Great Recipe for Pie Crust

Banana Bread — A Spoon and Some Bourbon

Oh Friends, I am writing to you in a state of pure olfactory pleasure — as my kitchen still carries the scent of perfectly baked banana bread from one heck of a winner of a recipe.  Thank you!  Thank you!, Deb Perelman of the absolutely delightful website titled: Smitten Kitchen and author of The Smitten… Continue reading Banana Bread — A Spoon and Some Bourbon