February 22, 2018

Cherry ‘N Cream Cheese Pie with Cinnamon & Rice Krispies Pie Crust

Cherry, Cherry Good! Cherry ‘N Cream Cheese Pie with Cinnamon & Rice Krispies Pie Crust Dessert Recently, I was going through my Nana’s recipe cards looking for some old-fashioned inspiration when I came across a handwritten recipe for Creamy Cheese ‘N Cherry Pie made with Post Toasties or Rice Krispies […]
December 4, 2017

Almond Tart with Raspberry Sauce

Just Like Mamma Used To Make Almond Tart Recipe with Raspberry Sauce Dessert Returning from our first trip to Italy in 2001, all the Italian food enamored us, especially the desserts (Pignoli cookies gave me the energy to join in a festival in Siena; Zabaglione in Rome; Panna Cotta in, […]
November 17, 2017

Dorie’s Mincemeat Oatmeal Bar Cookies with Bourbon Glaze

Try It, You’ll Like It! Dorie’s Mincemeat Oatmeal Bar Cookies with Bourbon Glaze Dessert Do you have a mincemeat pie fan in your household?  When I first met Tom, I had never even heard of mincemeat pie, let alone tasted one.  But it is a family tradition handed down on […]
November 7, 2017

Cranberry Pineapple Jell-O Mousse

A Side Dish That Fits The Mold Cranberry Pineapple Jell-O Mousse Side Here is an easy make-ahead recipe for your Thanksgiving menu.  This dessert was shared with me by our friend, Helen, who brought it to Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago, and we now always request she make it.  […]
March 16, 2017

Mom’s Grasshopper Pie

Patience Grasshopper Mom’s Grasshopper Pie Dessert Grasshopper Pie is one of Tom’s childhood favorite desserts.  I make it for him every year on his birthday.  Today, we roll it out early in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, not because it’s Irish, but because it’s green! The easiest way to make […]
February 13, 2017

Limoncello Orange Sugar Cookies

When Life Hands You Lemons and Oranges… Limoncello Orange Sugar Cookies Dessert Our next door neighbor, she of the fabulous fig tree, also has an incredible Meyer lemon tree (a very pretty one) that fortuitously hangs into our yard and provides us with lemons nearly year round.  After reading the […]
January 24, 2017

Dorie’s Classic Jammer Cookies

A Hunky “Dorie” Classic Cookie Dorie’s Classic Jammer Cookies Dessert In late 2016 you could not pick up a holiday magazine without seeing a cookie recipe by Dorie Greenspan or reading about her new compendium of cookies, “Dorie’s Cookies.”  I had no sooner read a review in the LA Times […]
December 14, 2016

Tom’s Famous Black Russian Bundt Cake

Simply Irresistible Tom’s Famous Black Russian Bundt Cake Dessert From MaiTaiTom’s Kitchen baby!  Every great chef has his or her Signature Dish. I’m not a great chef nor do I play one on TV, but this is my Signature Dessert, and the reason is that it is so damned easy […]