“Revolutionary” Brownies

Going vegan is nothing short of a personal, dietary revolution. I’d sugarcoat that truth for ya, but in our home we need to monitor our glucose as well as cholesterol..so yeah, NO colorful sprinkles on this chunk of tofu 4 u – sorry!! Avoiding meat and refined sugar is like avoiding flying AND driving..you can…

Go ahead…it’s OK.

I’m an ice-cream freak, I’ll admit it, especially during the hot summer months. Ben and Jerry’s, Coldstone, Briars..  My favorite: coffee with chocolate bits, cookie chunks, crushed Health Bars, some kind of crunchy goodness mixed in there..oh.my.gosh. Unfortunately, reality keeps nipping at my heels every time I get my annual blood test results.  Numbers that…

The lost art of lighting your food on fire.

Remember when flambéed desserts were all the rage? Baked Alaska flambé, Cherries Jubilee… nothing was cooler than a hot dessert. I wonder why we’ve moved away from these culinary extravaganzas..   Time? expense? too much hair catching on fire? Two of the most popular recipes were Bananas Foster and Crêpes Suzette.       Bananas Foster,…

Just in time for spring!

It is way past time to pack the crock pots away and pivot to lighter fare, don’t you think? Saw this easy recipe for a refreshing dessert in yesterday’s WSJ.  (I love the Saturday edition!) What an elegant finalé to a meal this would be..   Sgroppino by The Spoonful For a delicious variation, swap…

Measuring up..

My husband and I thought it would be a great idea to cap off our lovely meal with dessert.  Normally we pass, but the entrées at this fancy restaurant were decidedly small.. more this.. than that.. So we chose to share an “apple bread pudding..” ..and each got one, $5 mouthful. Next time we’ll just…

New York Times’ most requested recipe!

Easy and delicious…   When it comes to cooking and baking, easy & delicious are two words that bring music to my ears. So when the NYT posted this, their most requested, recipe online last week I had to give it a try. I was NOT disappointed! This torte looks and tastes like something you’d…