Floating Island for a Crowd

This Martha Stewart recipe has graced my dinner party tables more times than I can count, delighting children and adults alike. The ultimate in French nursery comfort food, and my father’s favorite dessert…. Keep Reading »

Jewels Lemon-Lavender Angel Food Cupcakes

“To bring the devil out in him!”… Keep Reading »

Old Fashioned Apple Crumble

One whiff of warm cinnamon apple crumble baking in the oven seems to make the entire house smell cozy! Adding old fashioned oatmeal to the crumb topping adds an extra dimension of texture and crunch to just the right amount of tartness with a hint… Keep Reading »

Auntie Vera’s Cranberry Jell-O Mold

This festive cran-raspberry mold has been a traditional holiday recipe in my family for generations. You can easily lighten up the calories (and I often do) by using sugarless Jell-O, and light sour cream. If you are taking it to someone else’s house, leave it… Keep Reading »

Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake

I’ve had this cake every year for my birthday since I was 8 years old, so it has become an unspoken family tradition. My daughter, Tatjana’s favorite color is blue. When she was 7 I sent her to school with a blue cake to celebrate… Keep Reading »

Chocolate Addict Bars

My grandmother had a cookbook when I was a child called the Chocolate Addicts cookbook. There was a recipe in there for chocolate bars called Chocolate Joints that I adored. Sadly the book was lost over the years, and I have never managed to find… Keep Reading »

Salty Caramel Ice Cream

It may sound weird, but the salt really accentuates the sweetness of the caramel in this deliciously sophisticated ice cream. Trust me, it is silky-smooth pure decadence on a spoon!
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Balsamic Strawberry Sundae

This Balsamic Strawberry Sundae is a quick, easy, and elegant dessert that will impress your dinner guests. Add even more sophistication to the dish with just a pinch of fresh chopped rosemary or basil…. Keep Reading »