dessert blog

Wellesley Fudge Cake with Cocoa Frosting

Before I get to the cake, let’s talk a bit about women and college admissions. Women’s exclusion from a great many colleges and universities was part of the social order for most…

Lemon-Filled Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

    I know,  haven’t had time to blog. But it’s not without good reason. I’m working on an enormous food-related project. I can’t reveal the details right now but

Honey Roasted Peanut Caramel Bars

If 2017 isn’t the year of stress eating, I don’t know what is. I thought I’d make at least a few desserts a bit healthier by reducing the glycemic load and adding…

fabulous pumpkin pie

Honey Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust

What a crazy few weeks this has been. I don’t know where the time goes or how it’s already Thanksgiving on Thursday.     I’ve experimented with a few pumpkin pie recipes…

fabulous pumpkin pie

Fabulous Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is an important part of the American Thanksgiving Dinner. Back in the day, one town in Connecticut actually postponed Thanksgiving for a week because they ran out of molasses to make…

Toasted Seed & Nut Bread

  To say it’s been a rough week would be an understatement. Very few people I know have slept well since the election was called. Many woke up to terrified children who were afraid…

  • I’m having fruit salad for dinner. Well, it’s mostly grapes, actually. Okay, all grapes. Fermented Grapes. I’m having wine for dinner. Julia Child