I have often said that a recipe is a guide. It’s a road map to success just so long as you follow the described path. When baking, sticking to amounts and methods, especially if it’s the first time you’re making a recipe, is essential. But […]
with Greg Patent, Award Winning Cookbook Author
I am completely smitten with a smashing new cookbook on Russian cooking, “T-Bone Whacks and Caviar Snacks” (2018, University of North Texas Press), written by Sharon Hudgins, a Russian scholar and former University of Maryland professor. Sharon and I have known each other for many […]
Once upon a time I came across a prize-winning recipe from the 8th Pillsbury Bake-Off called Starlight Sugar Crisps. The yeasted dough, rich with butter and sour cream, is rolled in vanilla sugar and makes an irresistible pastry. I decided to try turning the dough […]
This became a ritual when our kids lived at home or came home during college break. I’d whip up the batter the night before, refrigerate it, and bake the next morning. On Christmas, we’d open stocking gifts while the popovers baked and delicious aromas wafted their way to us in the living room.