Chocolate Meringue Cookies, Chocolate Yogurt Ganache and Honeyed Raspberries

March 28th, 2014  |  11 Comments

It’s no surprise that we are not feather-weights around here. We like our cream and butter. This IS a pastry blog after all. So imagine my amazement when Mia from Shari’s Berries dropped me a note to talk to me about health and fitness — two words that sound as foreign to me as jibing […]


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Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

March 18th, 2014  |  8 Comments

There must be an Elvis in the house because, while munching on a banana, my boyfriend exclaimed a wish for peanut butter and jelly ice cream. He’s a walking, craving inspiration. Ice cream is his Achilles’ Heel and he’s sampled one and all. It’s a hotly debated topic of conversation around here. My personal favorite […]


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Patê a choux (bless you!) for eclairs

March 8th, 2012  |  30 Comments

How about this: I’ve never made eclairs before. That’s right, the bomb has been dropped. The gall of me, then, to show YOU, dear reader, how to make them. Well, let me put your mind at ease by saying that I’ve made pate a choux, which is the base pastry dough for those that might […]


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What To Do With Poached Pears? Almond Cream and Pear Stacks

February 14th, 2012  |  9 Comments

  I’m supposed to be watching my weight right now. The holiday season wasn’t too kind to my waistline, and summer will rear it’s head in no time. So as logic should have it, I made calorie-happy poached pear stacks, since I had a bunch of spiced poached pears floating (literally!) around. I promised myself […]


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Poached Pears

January 26th, 2012  |  14 Comments

If you watch Top Chef Just Desserts, you may be familiar with the awesomeness that is Johnny Iuzzini, the head judge and executive pastry chef at the bajillion-starred New York restaurant Jean Georges. Now, though, I should say their former pastry chef, since he recently gave his notice. And guess who’s taking his place? My mentor, […]


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