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Monday, May 25, 2020

Apple Cider Cake with Cranberries and Walnuts

Fall's officially here, let the baking begin! Apple and cranberry is such a classic New England combo when it comes to Autumn desserts. This cake gets a double apple punch from fresh apple cider and sliced...

New England Harvest Turnover

Step-by-step instrux for making sweet and savory turnovers, stuffed with apple, bacon, and cheddar cheese--and fragrant with warm spices.

Maple Roasted Figs

I put figs in the same camp as black licorice: People love them—or hate them. There never seems to be a middle ground. If you're in the first group, then man-oh-man, are you in for...
wedge of ricotta cake

Torta di Ricotta

This cake is like a coffee cake, but better. It's rich, but still manages to have a light crumb. It gets a subtle, mollasses-tinged sweetness from dark brown sugar, and a burst of brightness from a generous amount of fresh lemon zest.
Loaf of orange pound cake

Orange Pound Cake

Warning: Baking this cake will fill your kitchen with the irresistible smell of oranges. This is a slightly modified version of a recipe I saw recently in Saveur. It's a buttery pound cake shot through with freshly grated orange zest and soaked with sweet orange syrup.

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

So here's the thing. I liked this cake so much that I immediately had to get it out of the house so I didn't gobble down the entire pan. Find the logic in that, I know.

Strawberry Brunch Tart with Thyme and Black Pepper

This is not a fancy tart. It's not one of those gorgeous, fresh-fruit-and-custard puff pastry things that looks like a piece of art. I'll make you one of those one of these days. Don't...

Fresh Herb Egg White Omelet with Black Olives & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

So recently, I found myself with a bunch of spare egg whites. (Stay tuned to find out what happened to the yolks sometime later this week...) I was starving when this happened. I whipped...

One Potato, Two Potato, Part 2: Duck Fat Hash Browns

What's the best thing about making duck for dinner? The leftover duck fat. At least, so says The Mouse. What's even better? Using that fat to fry potatoes. Mmmm, mmm, mmm. Right now, I'm not...

Basic Cooking: The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs? How about *hardly* boiled eggs? Now that's more accurate. (And that's also the secret to perfectly cooking them.) I make hard-boiled eggs the way my mother does. And she uses the same basic...