We were admiring this dessert from Caviar Russe in New York City. It’s art on a plate. Then we realized: This is relatively easy to put together. We love artistic food, so we set out to make our version of this cake-and-ice cream dessert. If you buy the loaf cake instead of baking it, the […]

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[1] This fancy-looking dessert is quickly assembled from easily-available ingredients (photo courtesy Good Food On Montford). [2] Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, rolled wafer cookies, are an easy dessert garnish (photo courtesy Pepperidge Farm).   It doesn’t take much effort to turn ordinary ingredients into a great-looking dish. This example (photo #1), from Good Food On Montford […]

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St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, is one of those holidays that everyone likes to celebrate. Some attend a parade, some head to pubs. But our favorite activity is casual entertaining at home with friends. Our friends love to bring food to a gathering. So we have a group feast, without anyone doing too much work. […]

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Homemade applesauce is one of the undersung delights of the table. Our mom made the best we’ve ever had, cooking McIntosh apples skin-on and puréeing them into velvet with a food mill (the recipe). These days, many of us are looking for simpler solutions. The hack is chunky applesauce: no food mill or elbow grease […]

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