dessert blog

Coconut Cupcakes with Marshmallow Creme

I know. You were hoping for an autumn in New England post with apples, pumpkins and dark, moody skies. The truth is, the weather has been remarkably beautiful here. It’s mostly sunny…

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…

  • He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration. Michael Pollan