dessert

Adventures in Eating: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

As summer closes and fall be­gins, the cooks of the southland welcome the new season with open arms. Harvest season is upon us and it beckons us back to our kitchens, tempting us with thoughts of pumpkin pies and suc­culent stuffed turkeys. Fall marks the beginning of the holidays. It is a time for families… read more »

Adventures in Eating: The Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Where has summer gone? Be­ing a busy mom of two means no time off. My days were full of swimming lessons and lemonade stands; summer school and pool parties; beach trips and barbeques. Not to mention a week long trip to Lake Arrowhead squeezed in. My son and daughters summer social calendar kept me very… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Crystalize Flowers

Just when Angelino’s thought their lush green landscapes were going to dry up into a veritable desert, heaven blessed them with rain, wonderful sweet rain! Unfor­tunately not enough to eliminate the drought altogether, but enough to keep our “gardens growing”. After spending an arm and a leg on a new sprinkler system to water our… read more »

Adventures in Eating: 35-40 Valentine Cookies

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to cook and bake. I think I was the only person in home eco­nomics who took it seriously. It seemed so magical that one could mix together sugar, flour, butter and eggs and create cookies and cakes. I must say, I had a sweet tooth then,… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Hot Lemon Sauce

The season is upon us, and one of my favorite no effort pastimes is to ask people if they arc to be the chef of the day. If the answer is affirmative, I then ask what they will be serving their guests. I never fail to get a big smile and a list of what… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Oatmeal Cookies

There is still nothing like a fresh baked cookie, whether with a glass of lovely desert wine, lem­onade, or fresh milk. Unfortunate­ly, it takes time to bake up a batch from scratch. That is why I love this old-fashioned “ice box” reci­pe. It is fast to make and a batch can always be on hand… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Nutmeg Honey Cakes

Portugal is our destination in May, and precious articles stored in our “travel” file are reborn. Portugal was known for its Nutmeg-that was the monopoly the Portuguese had in the 16th century. So coveted was the nut­meg, that they distributed phony charts of the seas surrounding the spice Islands, hoping to steer foreign vessels towards… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Meringue

In case you hadn’t heard, spring is here! That means, berries and lus­cious summer fruits are not far be­hind. Although, these days, seasons are all mixed up with fruits out of sea­son coming from south of the border orchards. Personally, I consciously refuse to purchase these fruits, be­cause my head tells me they belong to… read more »

Adventures In Eating: Apples in Robes

No matter now much effort one puts into a self designated commitment volunteering time, somehow unexpected and calculated good things do happen. After moving to Julian (apple country), a serious matter presented itself to us. The U.S. Forest Service had a Master Plan to place a 37 mile road through the Cleveland National Forest for… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Almendrado

Here I am on the 33rd floor, in a suite, at the San Moritz Hotel in New York City. Daughter, baby Sammy, and I were treated to this stay by my son-in-law’s grandmother. Our patio overlooks Cen­tral Park. The majestic horses, as their hooves pound the pavement, pulling the hansom cabs, seem to type the… read more »