I missed my nephew’s birthday this year, but he’s home now and I really want to treat him to something decadent. Enter Brownie Cookies. Flaky on top and chewy, gooey in the middle these sweeties are so good that they ought to be outlawed. Thank heavens, they’re not. A hint of coffee drops the spotlight […]
Sicilian Eggplant Salad is a melange of summer vegetables in a sweet-tart sauce perfumed with allspice and a hint of curry. Salad do Sicily, as she called it, comes from my grandmother’s sister Violet who lived on the lower east side of Manhattan. Every summer, my grandmother Nina would fly East to spend a few […]
It is said that the recipe for Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies is hard to make, fussy, time-consuming, demanding. The magic formula, which is all over the internet, calls for two kinds of fancy flours, neither of which is the one in your pantry. What’s more, the dough must be chilled no less than 24 […]
We wish for chilly weather just so we can have Guinness Stew. Start cooking around early lunchtime or so. About an hour before serving, start baking the Irish Soda Bread. Speckled with sweet currants and peppery caraway seeds, it’s so lovely with Guinness Stew. Nix the meat and this is perfect for your veggie friends. Fortunately, […]
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 ...