Clementine & Almond Syrup Cake


Dr. S asked me to make something sweet for a family event this weekend. The bag of clementines in the fridge led me to this citrus, nut and chocolate cake. It looked very impressive, but more importantly, had a great taste too. I split up the recipe, making the cake on Saturda...

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie


Last fall’s apple-picking trip yielded as a lot of apples, but it didn’t yield us any apple pie. So this week, with a giant four-pound bag of Granny Smiths in my fridge, I decided to do something about it.

Roasted Apple Ice Cream


My son has been asking about apple ice cream for some reason, and this past weekend, I decided to make a batch. Unfortunately, we forgot to serve it at our extended family dinner, but that just meant more for me and the kids!

Chocolate Olive Oil Zucchini Bread


For our annual Hanukkah party, I always look for desserts made with olive oil. With a dessert menu that already included an apple cake, banana bread, and hot churros, Dr. S suggested something chocolatey. Flipping through a recent cookbook purchase led me to a cake that checke...

Banana Bread (Prune)


I’ve never eaten at Prune before, but my wife had brunch there last year, and brought me back a copy of the restaurant’s cookbook. It’s unusual in a few ways: it’s designed to look like a collection of hand-written sheets you might find in a kitchen, complete with splatters, ...

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