Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Every other month a group of friends and I get together for brunch. In the alternate months we get drinks. So we have a good system in place to get together, talk, eat and drink. But when we get together for brunch, we bring our A Game. Look at this spread: fresh peaches, carrot quick…

Avocado Toast with Chile Oil and Sea Salt

As simple and delicious as it sounds. I had this for dinner one night, then lunch the next day and I would eat it for breakfast on day three, if need be!   Ingredients 1 slice wheat bread Avocado Chile oil (I got mine as a gift from my mother-in-law after she visited Spain, but…

Banana Cream Pie

My dad loved banana cream pie. He loved Capital Creations Pizza. So, today, to celebrate what would have been his 59th birthday, we ordered pizza and I made this pie. I miss him every day. Happy Birthday, Dad. Ingredients Source: Baking Illustrated 1/2 cup plus 2 T. sugar 1/4 cup corn starch 1/8 tsp. salt…

Macaroon Fudge Bars

Passover is great for chocolate desserts. No leavening means more chocolate! – James Kotecki Keeping Passover isn’t all that bad. Especially, as James said, when it means an increase in your weekly chocolate consumption. Since you can’t use flour or other leavening agents during Passover, desserts can range from sponge cake to macaroons to decadent…

Baking Fail: Passover Pecan Bars

For all the wonderful, well lit food photos and glowing reviews of recipes you see on this blog, and other blogs you’ve bookmarked, there are hundreds and thousands of cooking and baking fails. I’m here to share my story.   I was on a Passover baking kick. I made Mandarin Orange Kugel for the Seder….

Mandarin Orange Passover Kugel

This year I signed up to the bring a fruit kugel to Passover. Before I saw my family’s shared Google Spreadsheet, I didn’t know there was a “Passover-safe” fruit kugel. There are seemingly endless options for savory kugels but in my search online for ‘fruit kugels for passover’ or ‘sweet kugels for passover’ I only…

Dill Salmon Patties

Imaginary conversation that took place in my head while making these: Imaginary person: Look at those great appetizers! Me: They would make great appetizers — except I made them for my son. Imaginary person: Wow, how old is your son? Me: Almost 14 months. And he LOVED them. — End Scene — Obviously that didn’t…

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

“No snow,” said radio. “No show,” said television. But snowflakes don’t listen to radio, snow flakes don’t watch television. All snowflakes know is snow, snow and snow… circling and swirling, spinning and twirling, dancing, playing, there and there. – ‘Snow’ by Uri Shulevitz This excerpt is from one of Max’s favorite books. It’s also seasonally…