Pear Apricot and Cherry Galette

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Pear Apricot and Cherry Galette

With the rush rush and hurry up pace that is my life most days, I find myself especially appreciative when I awake to find an empty calendar block staring back at me from my computer.  Today was one such day. … Continue reading




Rustic Almond Cake with Pears

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Rustic Almond Cake with Pears Recipe

Simplicity is the first word that comes to mind when describing this cake.  It’s basic list of ingredients, along with the ease in which it can be made, makes it an ‘anytime’ cake.  The only ingredient that may not be … Continue reading




Fig Jam, Pear and Pistachio Coffeecake and Baking in a Toaster Oven

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Do you know how frustrating it can be when baking is your passion and you don’t have an oven?  VERY!!!  Two weeks ago, just as I was rolling out the pastry for Howie’s birthday pie, my oven ‘short circuited’.  Literally. … Continue reading




Lacquered Angel Food Cake

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Lacquered Angel Food Cake Recipe

Oh my, buckle your seat belts and get ready to experience one of the best desserts ‘I’ve’ ever tasted.  I’m not kidding.  It takes a lot to knock my socks off when it comes to desserts since I am a baker … Continue reading




Ginger Spiced Upside-Down Pear Cake

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Ginger Spiced Upside-Down Pear Cake Recipe

My fruit is the PEAR.  That’s right.  I was once told by an Ayurvedic physician that the fruit best suited to me is a pear.  I was pretty happy with that assessment, and in many ways it seemed right.  Ayurvedic … Continue reading