Whiskey Caramel Sauce, Apple Almond Caramel Tart, baking, desserts, love to bake, caramel sauce, caramel, puff pastry, Apple Tart, Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie corn whiskey, Sally’s Baking Addiction, Epicurious, Rattlesnake Rosie’s

A Tart to Remember

Friends in the right places Recently my friend Ken Gordon (of Gordon’s DTX fame) handed me a half-full bottle of Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Corn Whiskey and asked me to “make something with it.” Thinking hard, I remembered that I had once made a Port Wine Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread for pairing at a North Shore Whiskey Club scotch tasting, so… [ Read More ]

Black Bottom Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie, baking, desserts, love to bake, Pecan Pie, Pecan Bars, Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie, Thanksgiving, Epicurious, Sally’s Baking Addiction, Smitten Kitchen

A Fall Classic

It’s a tradition It’s the prime time for Fall…the leaves here in New England are beautiful, and this California-girl-turned-Bostonian will not miss a chance to enjoy the colors to the fullest. In fact, it’s become sort of a tradition for my husband and I to head to northern New Hampshire to go “leaf peeping” (along… [ Read More ]

Baking, cheesecake, classic cheesecake, Desserts, Epicurious, Lemon Curd, lemon curd cheesecake, lemon curd marbled cheesecake, Love to Bake, Sally's Baking Addiction

Say cheesecake!

Riffing on recipes I’m not one to create recipes…I leave that up to the professionals. Oh, I can riff on existing recipes to be sure (with decidedly mixed results), but coming up with and relentlessly testing new ideas? No, thanks. Luckily for me there are many high quality food websites and blogs that I’ve come… [ Read More ]

homemade French Onion soup, onions, making soup, Epicurious, Michael Ruhlman, love to cook, sweet onions, Vidalia onions

It’s all in the details

Specificity is key The saga of my homemade French Onion soup started with miscommunication. I have a Dear Husband (DH, for short) who is caring, considerate, and he makes me laugh. Frequently. We have a pretty good division of labor in our household: in general, he’ll clean the house and pay the bills and I’ll… [ Read More ]

making pie crust, hand pies, Michael Ruhlman, Ratios, Theresa-Carle Sanders, Outlander Kitchen, Outlander, King Arthur Flour, Epicurious, Pi Day

Easy as Pi (Day)

Wait, what’s Pi Day? Pie is sublime. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against cakes (even with the slightly overdone cupcake phase we’re in), cookies (see my recent post Sharing is Caring for my thoughts about cookies), or ice cream in general…in fact, I encourage them all with equal gusto. But there’s something special… [ Read More ]