Rustic Plum & Cardamom Polenta Cake

Never admit mistakes in the kitchen. That was Julia Child’s policy. The famous chef was known for making a few errors herself, but she never apologized. She simply found ways around the various hiccups. During one such mishap on television, Julia failed to flip her potatoes at the right time and they promptly apart. Instead […]

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes

Happy Independence Day!  Nothing says July 4th quite like grilling.  But while grills are firing up all across the country, parts of the East Coast are taking a rain check due to some unfortunate wet weather.  Yet even when the grill plans fall through, there are still plenty ways to whip up some patriotic fare–like […]

Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Happy Thanksgiving! Or maybe I should first start off by saying “Hello, again!” This year, I am thankful the little things: the support of family, the love of friends, the comfort of home, and the ability to bake again! Yes, I know, that last one is definitely simplistic. Let me explain. This past August, I […]

Bourbon Nectarine Roulade

This summer, my family and I have been following the show, “The American Baking Competition” on CBS. Unlike the majority of culinary shows on television, this program features contestants who are not expertly trained. They are neither Cordon Bleu graduates nor are they world-renowned chefs. In fact, not one competitor has a job within food […]

Rhubarb Almond Polenta Cake

The world of baking is a lot like the world of books– there are so many options available that it is impossible to try absolutely everything in one lifetime. But with such a rich selection at your hands, it would be shame to not even try. Like the comfort of one’s favorite book, there are […]