Strawberry Mango Pie

Sometimes, I just have to make a pie. It’s like the pie invades my brain and I can’t stop thinking about it until I’ve made it. I really like making the crust — getting the whole kitchen covered in flour, using the pastry cutter, my little cup of ice water. It reminds me of being [...]

Holiday Recipe Link Bonanza

In the month leading up to Christmas, I make a lot of lists to keep myself from panicking — lists of people and presents, lists of tasks, and lists of food. This year, I think the food list was the only thing with everything checked off in time. I pulled out some old favorite recipes [...]

All Day Lemon Curd Tart

Last Saturday, I woke up and asked Sara the details of the wedding we’d be attending that day. “We should be there at 5:00,” she informed me. “And we have to bring something for the dessert potluck”. Oh. “Didn’t I tell you that before.” At that moment, I knew that I would make a lemon [...]

Rhubarb!

Between our CSA and our backyard, we’ve had to eat rhubarb almost every day for the past few weeks. So far, I’ve made 2 crisps, 1 batch of muffins, and 1 pie. Here are some pictures and recipe locations. Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp Recipe from Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook (1996). So good I made it two [...]

ZOMG, these brownies

I’m not really big on V-day (unless it’s for ending violence against women), but it seemed like as good a reason as any to try out the Chewy Brownies recipe in my March/April 2010 issue of Cook’s Illustrated. And holy crap. They’re good. Really, track down a copy of this magazine, and make these brownies. [...]