Archive of posts from November 2016

    Apple and Cheddar Scones


    A few weeks ago, I made an impulse purchase of three used cookbooks from ThriftBooks. The first volume arrived this week, a book by Bill Yosses (former White House pastry chef) and Melissa Clark, entitled The Perfect Finish. For a change of pace at breakfast, I tried making th...

    Custardy Apple Squares


    For a nice snack to share with colleagues this week, I made a simple one-bowl treat that showcased paper-thin Golden Delicious apples. It resembled a thick pancake or clafouti, and was delicious warm or cold.

    Vanilla Pear and Cranberry Pie


    I added this pie recipe to my “food projects to try” list last month. It had so many interesting ideas: warm spices, clementine zest and lots of vanilla in the filling, and rye flour in the pastry dough. Looking for a break from apples, I was excited to make this pear-cranberr...

    Skillet Apple Crisp


    For Sunday dinner, friends were bringing over wine and ice cream, so I wanted to make something… who are we kidding, we still have apples left! Apples, apples, apples! With no frozen pie dough rounds, I made a skillet crisp instead.