Now that I have your attention (EVERYONE loves Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits—to the tune of 395 million every year, or 1.1 million every day), I confess that the biscuits here are not exact replicas of their … [Read More...]
I am very fortunate that the newest member of our family, Christopher Weaver, LOVES cheesecake. Because I love to create endless variations, and can’t abide all those calories hanging out in the fridge taunting me.
Chris is a workout machine, so he doesn’t worry … [Read More...]
Every fall about this time, I am sitting cross-legged on the flour, surrounded by stacks of dessert cookbooks and culinary magazines. I’m looking for a cranberry tart for Thanksgiving.
A UNIQUE, MEMORABLE, WOW-INDUCING tart worthy of the most spectacular meal of … [Read More...]
On the seventh day of Christmas … my true love gave to me … Cranberry, Pistachio & Ginger Shortbread.
If there is one cookie in this year’s Starry Night collection that positively shouts CHRISTMAS, it has to be this one. If you don’t overbrown the cookies, the … [Read More...]
I have been making cranberry quick bread every fall and winter for as long as I can remember. The first time I made it, I followed an excellent recipe in Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads, which was my bread bible for over a decade. But eventually, what … [Read More...]
Every year when fresh cranberries hit the markets, I immediately stock up, and then almost as immediately, make this delectable tart. OK, to tell the truth, I am in the markets a few weeks early, whining to whoever will listen, or muttering to myself even, about the … [Read More...]
I planned to post Friday night, so that you could have the pleasure of baking this cake over the weekend and perhaps serving to family or friends, but mea culpa, mea culpa, the texture of the cake was not responding to my tender-loving intention and attention. It was … [Read More...]
We are now well into September, which at LunaCafe, we call Apple Pie Moon.
Autumn is coming on rather more abruptly than usual in the Pacific Northwest. But not fast enough for me. As soon as I see the first golden leaf on the ground, I am dreaming of fragrant, … [Read More...]