Fruit Cocktail Cake from American Cake by Annie Byrn

Fruit Cocktail Cake from American Cake by Annie Byrn

Remember fruit cocktail? We used to get it in grade school, though I doubt they do that anymore in the pizza-age. When was the last time you even bought a can of fruit cocktail? For Suzi and me, it was about forty years. But an amazing book, American Cake by Annie...
TBT Recipe: Navarin of Lamb

TBT Recipe: Navarin of Lamb

I’ve been walking around Manhattan on a mission. All Christmas shopping is to be done by this Friday, November 30. A noble idea and it will fail: the elements are against me. “It’s so cold,” people say as we exchange comments on the weather....

For me, posting at this time of year is confusing. I prefer to post things we have made, but I want to give people a heads up on recipes before each holiday. I really don’t want to do turkey and stuffing in mid-November in time to post for Thanksgiving. So, what I...
Rabbit Fricassee Cuban-Style

Rabbit Fricassee Cuban-Style

As life evolves, the holidays can become, well, complex. It can be impossible to have everybody in the same place at the same time. So, one reason Thanksgiving has expanded to almost a full week is the need to have multiple meals for different parts of your family....