Heirloom Cottage Cheese Pie

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Florentine Cookies

Greetings from Dana Point, CA where my husband and I are enjoying a sort of second honeymoon of sorts thanks to the graciousness of my parents.  It’s the best Christmas gift ever!  As we speak I am sitting by the fire, watching early morning surfers tackle some low surf, and digesting a breakfast of fried kimchee, tofu, brown rice and eggs.  I feel a little out of my element, lost in all this luxuriousness, but nonetheless very grateful. Read More

Mostly Cranberry Pie

I can’t seem to get off the pie wagon, I’m having too much fun.  This pie was inspired by this holiday’s fruit darling, the cranberry. Read More

How to Bake a Pie On Top of a Salted Caramel Bar

Have you ever had a salted caramel bar?   Read More

Apple Chat

Inside this flaky crust is a 500 year old heirloom french apple called Calville Blanc d’ Hiver which is grown nearby in Paso Robles, CA at Windrose Farms and available at my local farmers market for a few short weeks in the fall. It was grown on the Monticello estate of Thomas Jefferson in the 1700’s and has a higher Vitamin C content than an orange!  How do I know this?

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Blueberry Cornmeal Cake (for Angie’s Birthday)

This may be one of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted.   Read More