Favorite Vanilla Muffins

Favorite Vanilla Muffins

Last week I started a project Muffin Monday. Yesterday was Presidents Day and I took Monday off. But, I still made muffins. These are the best muffins ever, according to my wife. Suzi is not a pastry person, a morning muffin or biscuit person. Bagel? Sure! But...
Espresso and Nut Sponge Cake from Gizzi Erskine

Espresso and Nut Sponge Cake from Gizzi Erskine

Sometimes it is fun to confuse people. At her cooking school in New York City, Cooking by the Book, Suzi employs a staff of twenty with many professional chefs. We offered one of them, a superb dessert maven, a bite of this cake. He tasted, he smiled, then he scowled....
TBT Recipe: Chicken and Asparagus Pie

TBT Recipe: Chicken and Asparagus Pie

Now. Now is the time to strike out and make all those asparagus dishes you have been savoring since asparagus finally disappeared last summer. You’ve seen ideas since then, craved them, clipped them, saved them in a drawer or on your computer. I know, it’s just...