Apple Pie

I’ve written about Apple Pie before, but it was time to branch out and find another recipe. There are thousands and thousands of apple pie recipes, but this time, let’s go with the one from Bake or Break. Ingredients Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup stone ground cornmeal 3 T. sugar 1 tsp…

“Surprising How Good It Is” Pizza

What do you think of when you read: granny smith apples, pesto, caramelized onions and gorgonzola? Do you think, “Yum! I bet that would be a great pizza!” Probably not. Well break those barriers and sink your teeth into this pizza of seemingly incongruous ingredients. I got the original recipe from my friend Kate’s blog…

Apple Redemption

After a failed apple pie using whole wheat flour, I had too much pride to let an apple baked good go without trying something else. I moved on from apple pie, picked up some all-purpose flour and made these lovely apple crumb bars. The recipe, adapted from Annie’s Eats, was easy…I started making these at…

Apples, Apples and more Apples

It’s fall. The leaves are changing colors. It’s a time for figs and pears; sweet potatoes and leeks. But most of all it’s time for apples! Apple cider, apple-walnut muffins, apple pie, apple anything! To make the most of this apple season, friends and I went apple picking at Larriland Farms in Columbia, Maryland this…

Yom Kippur: Break the Fast Feast

From 6:00 Wednesday night to 6:00 Thursday night I fasted. I had a little bit of water throughout the day, but that’s it. It’s not easy to fast and cook at the same time! Talk about challenging my will power. I was making a video but mid way through my energy levels were low and…

Jewish Apple Cake

To continue with the brunch theme…we turn to a recipe from my mama. An heirloom can be anything with significant importance passed down within a family. In this case, it’s a recipe. A moist, delicious bundt apple cake that can be eaten anytime of day. This recipe also takes me back to Rosh Hashana and…

Fourth of July Desserts

Fireworks! BBQ! The day off from work! James and I spent the entire holiday eating, drinking, relaxing and recovering from a “food coma.” We went to a friends house for a BBQ to celebrate. They grilled delicious cilantro turkey burgers and bleu cheese hamburgers. There was a fabulous pasta salad made by a true California…

Traditional Apple Pie

I love pie. But apple pie is a traditional favorite I can never get enough of. It’s like the peanut butter and jelly of desserts: All-American, filling, delightful, brings back good memories and delicious! Ingredients 1 Frozen pie crust 5-7 granny smith apples, peeled, sliced 2 T. cinnamon 2 T. nutmeg 2 tsp. all spice…