Rustic and Delicious Peach Crostata from Suzi

Rustic and Delicious Peach Crostata from Suzi

Beautiful? I think so, but it surely typifies “crostata.” Rustic, basic, more easily made than a latticed pie. Suzi and I go for a crostata at the end of weekend spent hiking or gardening. We always want to complete the weekend with a smashing dessert. Often our...
On Summer Pies

On Summer Pies

In the summer, we take out Pie by Ken Haedrich, put it on the kitchen island, and check it out day by day. Ken has a recipe for All-Strawberry Pie calling for 4 cups of strawberries. The great thing about pie making is the flexibility of those fillings. We had a cup...
Lemon-Lime Icebox Bars from Sprinkles

Lemon-Lime Icebox Bars from Sprinkles

Too often we knock off cookies as quickly as possible. A pan of brownies. A tray of dollops of chocolate chip batter. Fast and furious. I know: a cookie pang requires speed. Cookies can, and sometimes should, be made differently, with a more subtle attitude. Think of...
Remembering Flo Braker: Devil’s Food Cake

Remembering Flo Braker: Devil’s Food Cake

We learned on Friday that Flo Braker has died. Do you know the name? She was not as famous as Julia Child, but, she was surely as important, one of the seminal bakers in America in the last century. She wrote only three cookbooks, but hundreds of newspaper columns....