Traditional Hummus

I don’t remember the first time that I tried hummus, but I know that I certainly love it. It’s healthy, relatively low-fat, and can be served with a variety of accompaniments: vegetables, bagel chips,...

Anadama Bread

This bread is a wonderful loaf bread full of complex flavors and a hearty texture. Although it appears as though it may be a wheat bread, don’t be fooled! The dark coloring is a...

Coffee-and-Espresso Layered Cheesecake

Last week was my sister’s birthday, and she spent it living it up out in Chicago, so this was a somewhat belated celebration. Last year for her birthday she asked me to make a...

Three Cheese Beer Bread

As soon as I saw this bread, I was completely and hopelessly in love. There was no turning back. I couldn’t get it out of my head and plotted the soonest possible moment I...

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s exactly how these brownies were born. I NEEDED dessert. What I didn’t want was to go to the grocery store. And so...

Pigu (Italian Gougeres)

It wasn’t until I broke one of these open for the purpose of my photographs that I realized what the perfect description for them is: Italian Gougères. Well, maybe a cross between an Italian...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Many of you know that until recently I suffered from a number of food allergies, one of which was peanuts. As a result, the most tempting dessert featured in Dorie Greenspan‘s utterly superb Baking:...

Banana Cream Pie and Tips on Pie Crust

If I were given this recipe and told that I had to come up with my own name for the pie, it would be Bananas Foster Cream Pie. With the exception of setting bananas...

Coconut Butter Thins

I have to admit – when I saw that these Coconut Butter Thins were the next Tuesdays With Dorie selection, I was pretty apathetic. I wasn’t overly excited about them, but I wasn’t disappointed...

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Yes, you are reading correctly – I am back in the TWD saddle! After being the second member of the group back in January of ’08 I decided last summer to take a break...