Pumpkin pie – light and cool

22nd November, 2010 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Thanksgiving dinner is a cherished tradition: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, bread. All our favorite starches and sauces in one place. To end the meal, consider a lighter version of the classic pumpkin pie. Pumpkin mousse pie delivers all the same flavors without the bulk and has the added advantage of being a cold pie – […] Read More

Chicken pot pie – freezer optional

24th May, 2010 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Usually this time of year I’m haunting the produce stands plotting the best way to get all the new fruits and vegetables on my grill. Unfortunately, spring is being leisurely in arriving this year and I’m still making use of my oven. One the best things to pull out of a hot oven is a […] Read More

3.14 – a day that comes but once a year

10th March, 2010 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

March 14th, in addition to being a lead up to St. Patrick’s Day, also has the distinction of being Pi Day. Since I live with a mathematician and we all like pie, this tends to get celebrated around my house. This year I decided to go with a classic custard pie: banana cream. Banana cream […] Read More

A South African specialty in honor of Pi

9th March, 2009 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Of course everyone has their calendars marked for Pi day this coming Saturday (3.14). If you were debating how to commemorate this most auspicious mathematical date, I would like to direct your attention to our culinary brethren in South Africa. They have created a wonderful dessert known as the milk tart. Milk tart came to […] Read More