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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Devil’s Delight Chocolate Pudding Cake

I swear I'll post a salad recipe one of these days. I do eat green things. Honest. This cake is one of my all-time favorites. It's dense, moist, and rich. It's not a molten cake,...

Big Top Marshmallow Cookies

The Lady Otter and I were cruising through Whole Foods last night, on a mission to pick up some flowers for the host of the cocktail party we were attending. It was supposed to...

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

This week seems to be ice cream week. If vanilla ice cream is my favorite, chocolate is the next runner up. This ice cream tastes like frozen chocolate mousse. It's rich and creamy—with a boozy...

Tuxedo Meringues

Sometimes the sternest methods yield the most whimsical results. Such is the case with meringue cookies. Nothing makes me feel like I'm Baking (with a capital "B") like making these meringues. The separation of the...

Spice Trader’s Reserve Vanilla Ice Cream

On the topic of vanilla ice cream, you can, of course, also make your own. It's really easy to do. I've found that the key to making really good vanilla ice cream is to start...

Peachberry Ice Cream Drizzle

I love vanilla ice cream. It's kind of boring, but it's true. I love Haagen-Dazs. I love Brighams. I love almost everything in between. Give me a Hoodsie cup on a hot afternoon or a...

Blueberry Cakelettes

This recipe is a happy accident. I was planning on making my Coconut Bomb cookies this afternoon, and realized a little too late that I was out of, well, coconut. I had a container of...

One Bee’s Kiss, Please. Hold the Stinger.

I couldn't tell you why, but I'm dying for a cocktail tonight. Not a glass of wine. Not an old standby like a martini or a bourbon, straight up. I'm in the mood for something...

Lemony-Glazed Cream Cheese Cookies

In our house, we make these cookies around Christmas, but they're great year round. They're soft and sweet—and slightly tangy. This recipe is a family heirloom. (I actually called my mother to ask for...

Coconut Cake for Old Man Richard

The first time I made this cake, we were up visiting an old friend who rents a cottage every summer up in Gloucester, Mass. We spent the greater part of the evening out on the...