May18

Fudge Brownie Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie

Oh, hello there! It has been a while! Since last we spoke I have traveled to Ireland for my Kerrygold adventure, lost my sweet little beagle Zuzu, and spent the last seven months (and counting) in and out of hospitals and rehab facilities with my father who has been given two death sentences only to recover and go back to rehab. He is stubborn! I have also written another cookbook (The Everything Dutch Oven Cookbook out in August and...

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Cinnamon Crepes with Spiced Pumpkin Mousse and Graham Crumble
Nov08

Cinnamon Crepes with Spiced Pumpkin Mousse and Graham Crumble

When Casey from Tastestopping approached me about participating in the November Kitchen Play event, how could I say no? She asked me to deconstruct the classic pumpkin pie using Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin from Nestlé Kitchens*.  Canned pumpkin is a very versatile ingredient and is a pantry staple for me year round.  It can stand in for fat in chocolate cakes, makes a great filling for pasta, and can be transformed into all sorts...

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Black and White Cream Pie
Feb17

Black and White Cream Pie

Ready for some new shenanigans?  How about we start with pie?    When I first started cooking I used to make something called “Oreo Pie”.  It was made with an Oreo crust, chocolate and vanilla instant pudding, and whipped topping.  It was easy, it tasted pretty good, and when sliced it looked fairly impressive.  That pie was my beginner attempt at recipe creation and it was always popular.   Now, many years later, I make...

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Lime Bars
Mar06

Lime Bars

   My husband loves key lime pie, but the filling is rich with all those egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk and he is not really into rich foods.  One Saturday I was watching an episode of Everyday Baking on PBS which featured a recipe for Lime Squares with Pistachio-Graham Crust.  They looked good, and with less of the lime filling I thought they would be perfect for my husband.   First, the nuts had to go.  Next, I added some...

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