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...
TBT Recipe: Old-Fashioned Berry Icebox Cake

TBT Recipe: Old-Fashioned Berry Icebox Cake

Two years I posted this exceptional dessert idea. It’s fabulous rich and cool and perfect for our summer weekends. There are exceptions to every rule. I have a rule: never mix fruit and chocolate. Black Forest Cake? Please I hate it. I like fruit, I am addicted...
Brioche Bake from Gail’s Artisan Bakery

Brioche Bake from Gail’s Artisan Bakery

  Here’s a bread secret. Those croissants you love? Get them as soon after they are baked as possible. After about four hours, they are not the same. They may still be good, but they will not be great. If they have been sitting in the bread case of your local...
Brian’s Peach and Berry Sangria

Brian’s Peach and Berry Sangria

A month ago, we were wondering if spring would ever come. Cold and nasty in the Catskills. And in fact, spring never came. It is suddenly in the 80’s or 90’s each day. Somehow the leaves all came out in a couple of weeks and it is now green, sweltering and...