desserts

VIETNAMESE-COFFEE CUPCAKES & A PARTY FOR 2

Musical pairing – Just the Two of Us by Bill Withers It was a perfect holiday weekend for The Professor and me; for several years, we’ve hosted a July 4th party at our home with 20+ invited guests.  A whole lotta food and many hours later, we’re spent but very, […]

LET THEM EAT CAKE – LOU’S RHUBARB CAKE!

Musical pairing – Lucky by Jason Mraz As a child, I remember having rhubarb plants in my backyard and my mother making stewed rhubarb – I L-O-V-E-D it; but I also remember mother saying that the leaves were toxic and gave me direct orders that I wasn’t to eat them […]

MY IN-LAWS & DORIE’S CARDAMOM CRUMB CAKE

Musical pairing – This I Know by Sam & Ruby . It’s been a rough winter for my in-laws.  After months of pain meds and limping around with a bum leg, my mother-in-law had hip replacement surgery in February.   The surgery required a couple of days in the hospital, home […]

GOING ROGUE – COCONUT CUSTARD TART

Musical pairing –  Is This Love, Bob Marley & The Wailers . I have a confession to make . . . well maybe two confessions to make . . . first, I’m going rogue on my Tuesdays With Dorie group this week; this should come as no surprise to those […]

GIVE THE PROFESSOR A COOKIE . . .

Musical pairing –  Call Me Irresponsible, Michael Buble‘ . In an effort to broaden my baking skills, I’m now following along with more than 400 bakers in the blogging community to participate in Tuesdays With Dorie, which you can read about here.  I’ve requested to join the group and be […]

AVERY & CHELSEY'S MEYER LEMON BARS

I’m absolutely thrilled to have one of my fabulous nieces, Avery, and her friend Chelsey, as guest contributors to my blog!  Both girls love to shake it up in the kitchen and have had more dinner parties than I have had which is really saying something – after all, they’re […]

BUTTERSCOTCH PEAR PIE

I married a man who would eat sweets morning, noon and night if he had his way; in fact, the whole fam-damily loves sweets, including the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins – every single one of them inherited a sweet tooth.  And if pie is on the menu, well then, it’s […]

CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL COOKIE BARS ALA MARTHA STEWART

We spent this past weekend with our ‘Nati’ family (translate: Cincinnati family) which is always filled with lots of laughs and great conversation; in fact, there was a story about cupcakes that put all of us into fits of laughter but that story will have to wait until another post.  […]