Olive Oil Cake with Pine Nuts and Currants

I’ve been teaching cooking classes at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, and recently we did a series on Italian regional cooking. One of the recipes that made an impression on me was a Tuscan Pine Nut Cake. Very moist and flavorful, this was the kind of cake to serve not just after a meal, […]

Slow Cooker Persimmon Butter

Fall is here and persimmons are abundant. Farmer’s markets and grocery stores showcase them in all of their vibrantĀ  orangeness. I am lucky to be able to walk out my front door, go next door and harvest the sweetest organic persimmons from my neighbor’s tree. She doesn’t like persimmons, she just likes having fruit trees. […]

Dessert Hack Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? Who doesn’t like peanut butter cups? Put them together and you have these heavenly Dessert Hack Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups! I’m working with Nestle Toll House on this post, to tell you all about Speed Scratch baking. Speed what, you say? Speed Scratch, or utilizing a convenience product […]