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....
Coq au Vin with Herby Dumplings from Gizzi Erskine

Coq au Vin with Herby Dumplings from Gizzi Erskine

Ah, who can resist Coq Au Vin? Warm and so French. Close your eyes, take a bite, and pretend you are in your favorite Parisian bistro. Now, add some Herby Dumplings to the mix, and you are literally transported to the Paris. Or so it felt two Saturdays ago as we...