TIP OF THE DAY: What’s A Cobbler & National Cherry Cobbler Day

[1] Why is it called a cobbler? The top looks like cobblestones! This cobbler is made in a Le Creuset gratin dish (available at Williams-Sonoma) [2] You can bake individual cobblers (photo courtesy USA Cherries). [3] The recipe for this cherry cobbler is below (photo and recipe courtesy Taste Of Home). [4] In cherry season,…
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FOOD FUN: A Hands-On Plate

We love having fun with food. Whether we enjoy it at fine restaurants or make it ourselves, we relish food presented with wit, as works of art, or tongue-in-cheek. Of the latter, we made a literal version not too long ago, layering sliced tongue with beef cheeks. The famed dish Oysters and Pearls at The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Cake Art

We were admiring this dessert from Caviar Russe in New York City. It’s art on a plate. Then we realized: This is relatively easy to put together. We love artistic food, so we set out to make our version of this cake-and-ice cream dessert. If you buy the loaf cake instead of baking it, the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Fancy Dessert

[1] This fancy-looking dessert is quickly assembled from easily-available ingredients (photo courtesy Good Food On Montford). [2] Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, rolled wafer cookies, are an easy dessert garnish (photo courtesy Pepperidge Farm).   It doesn’t take much effort to turn ordinary ingredients into a great-looking dish. This example (photo #1), from Good Food On Montford…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deconstructed Baked Alaska

Some dishes have been around for a hundred years or more, in pretty much their original version. Baked Alaska is one of these. Invented at the beginning of the 19th century (here’s the Baked Alaska history), it has pretty much been the same dessert, but for flavor variations in: The cake base layer. The flavor(s)…
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