I’ve made dozens of apple cakes, and I gotta say that this is the best one – hands down! Apples sliced paper thin, held together by a light batter, and topped with a sugary butter topping. The recipe originated in France, it’s very typical of French provincial home cooking – homey, easy to make, and perfect after a big dinner. It’s my go-to for Thanksgiving this year! Continue reading
You’re not supposed to live by bread alone, but I think it’s alright if you make the bread into the shape of another food – like this turkey. It’s this year’s carbo loophole. Think of all the newfound grievances Muffy picked up at college you can avoid. “It’s not meat dear — peanut butter’s in the cupboard. And by the way, the Pilgrims didn’t have a washing machine.”
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One hundred sixty eighth in a continued series creating a collage using five elements.
It’s mid-November, and the foliage is a bit past it’s prime – but I couldn’t help but take a photo of this cluster of leaves on my walk on Sunday.
It’s a cold winter’s dream dinner – butternut squash, spinach, and pasta tossed in a single bowl with ricotta and parmesan and baked in a parchment lined springform pan. The pasta isn’t even cooked ahead of time, it bakes right in the pan. How easy is that? Continue reading