All last year my amazing husband made me a garden. I helped, but it was mostly him doing the hard labor of a 1920’s prisoner. I designed the plans – to scale, thank you very much – of 2 different gardens. One for veg and one for fruit. All summer long he augered in the … More Gardening!
March 14th! 3.14! It’s Pi Day! I finally have it together enough to share a pie recipe on the actual Pi Day. This particular pie is a classic French apple tart decorated in an escargot pattern. This is not to be confused with a Tarte Tatin where you use puff pastry and assemble and bake … More It’s Pi Day!!
I am obsessed with the Great British Bake Off. Like, so obsessed I’ve probably watched each episode of EACH season about 12 times. And as a baker myself, I find what they create so inspiring. A while ago my friend Barbara and her son made the Millionaire Jaffa Shortbread desserts that Sophie made on season … More GBBO Bake – Millionaire Jaffa Shortbread
The holidays are here and with it comes holiday parties! Whether it is a holiday open house or a fancy party you need to have food. Lots of it. When I entertain I like to have hors d’oeuvres and little bits and bites for people to munch on. One of my go-to entertaining dishes is … More Goat Cheese and Green Onion Muffins
My friend Sandi posted a link to an article about the best bakery in each state. Imagine my surprise when Kensington’s very own JennyCakes was listed as the Best Bakery in Maryland. I have been a fan of JennyCakes since it opened in 2012. They started in small storefront on Armory Avenue behind Safeway. I … More A Visit to JennyCakes
I am putting together a cookbook for my family that celebrates all the recipes that we have grown up with. I come from a long line of really fantastic cooks and bakers and I decided that there are recipes that we were in danger of losing. One that we almost lost is this recipe for … More Gold Cake
I am always on the lookout for a new spring/summer dessert recipe. Something that can go to a picnic or other event to be shared by friends. Something that is different than a cobbler or crisp or a fluff and more than simply plopping down ice cream bars or fruit pops. (Although I wouldn’t snub … More Blackberry Custard Bars