I never give my mother enough credit for her signature recipes. She is absolutely the apple pie expert. I didn’t realize it though until I made my first ever apple pie 35 years ago. It was extremely difficult to get the dough just right, flexible yet flaky. So, this time when I made Mom’s apple ∞
Those convenient tote bags of apples are easy to grab, pay and go. Unfortunately, more than once, when you get to the bottom of the bag, that’s when you find the apples that no one would ever buy if they were out on the produce bin. Since you will have to cut off all of ∞
Farmer’s market apples are soon to welcome Fall.
About 5 years ago, our fig trees were nearly frozen beyond hope and the upper tree trunks died. It took years of gentle coaxing, watering, tying, and trimming to make a come-back, but they were still to traumatized to produce figs. All of our effort seemed fruitless so to speak. It became evident that if ∞
This baked tart is very popular in Europe, it may actually be their alternative to our American Apple Pie. There are so many variations, all of which are absolutely delicious, but the most popular may be the Apple Crostata. I preferred using the brown sugar and pecan combination so the pie has some crunch. You…… Continue reading Apple, Pecan & Cranberry Crostata
Autumn is here and in no time, the cool weather will make baking fun again. I wrote my own dairy-free recipe for Apple Crumble Tart that I used over and over, but never tried making it with any other fruit. When someone gave me 2 pints of Jersey Fresh Blueberries, I welcomed the chance to… Continue reading Blueberry Walnut Crumble Tart
I have traveled Italy extensively, staying at B & B's, hotels, and every place in-between. When it comes to breakfast, and if you haven't already heard, the Italians don't believe in the heavier, cooked breakfasts that Americans are used to. They like lighter foods like toast with marmalade, fresh fruits, cake, and bread with prosciutto.… Continue reading Italian Apple Cake