Desserts

The Ultimate Outrageous Brownies

These brownies are a rich, chocolate, almost flourless, brownie that will melt in your mouth! Cafe Laurie adapted this recipe for The Ultimate Outrageous Brownies from Ina Garden. Her first cookbook, The Barefoot Contessa came out the year I opened, Cafe Laurie. I took one look at the recipe and […]

How To: Beat Egg Whites

I just posted a recipe, Country-Style Almond Cake, from a new cookbook called Food of the Italian South, which called for stiff egg whites. I was amazed in this recipe that is gluten-free, how much the egg whites gave moisture to the cake. So this leads me to think about this […]

Gluten-Free Country-Style Almond Cake

I came across this recipe, Gluten-Free Country-Style Almond Cake, in a free cookbook, “Food of the Italian South” I received from  Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. I receive new books every month. Now I am cooking from and soon will add my reviews before they are released. Gluten-Free Country-Style Almond Cake is the easiest almond […]

Lavender Creme Anglaise

This rich, creamy vanilla custard sauce will take your desserts to the next level! A classic recipe that’s infinitely versatile, made from just five ingredients, plus lavender in this recipe. The creme base is versatile when used to make ice cream, as a layer in a fruit tart and more. […]