Category Archives: Easter

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate pudding is a comforting dessert yet sophisticated enough to be served for a holiday party. This recipe is popular with adults and children and accommodates those who are gluten-free. It sets up soft and creamy. I prefer a rich … Continue reading

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Pasta with Scallops

This is my favorite recipe for scallops. I could eat the entire bowl by myself. I have used both small and large scallops for this dish and I prefer larger scallops since the smaller ones can sometimes overcook quickly. If … Continue reading

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Pistachio Ma’amoul (Middle Eastern Filled Cookies)

I was introduced to ma’amoul many years ago in Manhattan and have loved them ever since. Many recipes call for semolina in the dough but I prefer a shortbread base made with flour and butter because it produces a more … Continue reading

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Italian Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli cookies are some of my husband’s favorite cookies. We buy them at Italian pastry shops whenever we are on the East Coast, but I wanted to learn to make them at home. There are many variations on this cookie … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch-flavored treats were one of my childhood loves. They mostly came in the form of hard candies and instant jello pudding. As an adult, I tend to stay away from artificially-flavored butterscotch, since I prefer the real flavor that comes … Continue reading

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Rolled Baklava

My husband had a birthday this month and as part of his birthday celebration I made him one of his favorite pastries, rolled baklava. The original recipe came from my cousin Connie who acquired it from a Greek coworker in … Continue reading

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Lime Mousse

Mousse is one of those desserts than never seems to go out of fashion. Years ago I made a mango lime mousse for a special occasion dinner that was a big hit. Recently I wanted to try something similar using … Continue reading

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Nectarine and Raspberry Trifle

This dessert is beautiful and delicious using local fruit. It would be a lovely addition to a Labor Day gathering, so make it while fruit is at its peak. I find it easiest to prepare the custard the day before … Continue reading

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Lemon Custard Tart

This tart recipe is terrific. I love the luscious and creamy lemon custard filling, which I developed for a recipe for lemon custard sheet cake. While the custard is hot, the lemon flavor is not so pronounced, but once the … Continue reading

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Beef Brisket

My sister requests brisket every year for her birthday, and this particular recipe is her new favorite. I use the flat cut of brisket as it cooks more evenly. Roast the brisket the day before you plan to serve it … Continue reading

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