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Individual Raspberry Chocolate Cake

The thought process in developing a recipe is rather convoluted- at least for me anyway. A trip to Le Pain Quotidien, where my husband bought some rice pudding in these mini Weck jars was the real instigator. These 7 ounce jars where so adorable and the perfect size for an after dinner treat, that

No Knead Rye Loaf

As I write this post, the fragrance of freshly baking rye bread is wafting in from the  kitchen. Any freshly baked bread has an amazing fragrance, but with the rye there is a bit more complexity. You can detect the caraway seeds and something else kind of familiar and comforting. Rye bread always

Coconut Cardamom Pumpkin Cookies

I always buy pumpkin purée this time of year, even if I have no definite plans on what to make with it.  It’s available in abundance at the store and if you have a pumpkin addict at home, it’s important to stock up. Last year I made pumpkin-cardamom cheesecake.  This year I wanted to

Roasted Eggplant & Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad

I found these tiny graffiti eggplants at our local market the other day. They were absolutely calling for a simple preparation without too many spices. Given that the summer is also the time of year when I am looking for simple lunches to send off to summer activities that won’t get

Chive Flower and Spring Pea Tartines

Among my many farmer’s market purchases this week were fresh chives, with lovely lilac blooms. Chive flowers are edible, great in stir fries and salads. However, they have a strong onion flavor,  so you don’t want to pop a whole bloom in your mouth. I also purchased some fresh,

Baked Brownie Pudding

One of my favorite books when I was little was the Better Homes & Gardens Dessert Cookbook. We had a tattered circa 1967 edition that was the source of many of the cakes my mom made for our birthdays over the years. I used to love to experiment with the recipes as well, much to my mom’s

Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Tartines

When we moved from Texas to Northern Virginia about 10 years ago, the seasons were very distinct, starting and ending as expected. We did not have winter extending until April, like this year.  I did not realize the impact of this crazy weather on plants until, like I have done this time every