I have my seasons all mixed up. I’m fully aware that I should be posting this in November following a big pot roast or other autumn fare. But, when I want apple crisp, I want apple crisp immediately. So, hundred degree weather be damned.
This is the crisp topping that I’ve been using for …click to continue Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream
When I saw photos of asparagus cut thinly into tiny disks like this, I knew that I had to try it. I have never prepared a raw asparagus dish before. I was slightly skeptical because short from stems plucked from my own garden a long time back, I associate raw asparagus with the word …click to continue Asparagus and Radish Salad
This is a story about pie. It is the story about a pie recipe, and the journey that culminated in that recipe. And it is a story about a particular pie, made from that particular recipe, and the journey that the pie and I recently made. It is also a story about the people …click to continue The Quintessential American Apple Pie
This is a “do yourself a favor” salad. Not only is it really good, but when you look at it and crunch on it and find yourself chasing the last little pecan around your plate you feel like you just gave yourself an infusion of health. It is all green and fruity and sweet and a little …click to continue Apple, Grape and Celery Salad
As usual, when I feel weak in an area of cooking, I turn to the folks at Cook’s Illustrated. They are the “how” and “why it works” people. So, I suspect you will agree that a person nutty enough to name their blog after a dessert probably ought to know how to …click to continue Pie, Oh, My! The Classic Apple Pie