Lemon Coconut Chiffon Cake

There is something very special about a light and fluffy chiffon cake.  Usually they are fragrantly laced with citrus, and are beautiful when served simply with some fresh macerated fruit with the juices wicking into the crumb. They also work really well when you want to make a great presentation cake.  This recipe uses coconut…

Potato Crusted Quiche

I’ve been methodically going through my cooking files.   Everything is kept in legal sized hanging files, where I can jot things down on the folders themselves, such as cookbooks that offer a recipe that I use often, idea notes can be tossed in indiscriminately to a parent file.   I moved away from a recipe card…

Frozen Espresso Nougat with Pistachios & Bourbon

Frozen nougat is a lovely way to end a meal.  It is so light, and a half–cup serving is all that’s needed.  If the dinner has been a full one, it’s nice to serve something light and cool for dessert.  Remember that dessert is the last thing on your guests’ palates.  It needs to be…

Shallots with Sherry Reduction

Back in the day, I used to make pickles, lots of pickles of every sort.  One fall I made many pints of pickled onions, and thought it would be a good idea to top each jar with a small chili.  Unfortunately I used Bird’s Eye Chilies.  There they sat, for several months, infusing my cheerful…

Bourbon Pecan Bites

It’s nice to have a delicate little cookie with a cup of tea.  It’s also nice to have a bit of cookie with a soft pudding or crème dessert.  This little bite of wonderfulness, is very simple, and quick to make.