October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a subject near and dear to my heart. So, every year, we must find some cute and delicious way to celebrate. Nothing is prettier in pink than a piglet. So, we’re making Piggy Cookies! Truthfully, there’s never a wrong time for making (and EATING) cookies, especially these buttery, delicately […]
Today I’m making Quince Preserve. Now that the weather is cooling, there’s nothing better to start the day than slow-brewed Earl Grey, warm toast and glistening strands of sweet deliciousness. The flesh of this fruit is white, but once it cooks, its sugars caramelize and it changes to the most beautiful deep salmon orange. My […]
This Lemon Berry Cake is my go-to any time I want something freshly baked. It’s quick, easy, works great with any berry. I bake it every chance I get, in all shapes and sizes. Ice it, don’t ice, it’s delicious either way. As a Bundt cake, it makes the best hostess gift or treat for […]
I often want to make foods from my childhood, but authentic recipes for Persian and Armenian dishes are difficult to find here in the States. One of my most favorite pickles is called Liteh. It’s a celebration of the bounty of the garden. Every family has its secret recipe, but the caraway seeds are a […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...