Glorious Tarte Tatin

My first stab at making tarte tatin came back in high school and was a terrible flop. I'd never had tarte tatin before, and even without an existing point of reference I knew something wasn't right. Having just pulled that recipe out of my decades-old collection of recipe cards, clippings [...]

2020-02-05T17:54:52+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Cooking at Home, France, Recipes, Sweet Treats|

Coffee Ice Cream

It can be pretty easy today to buy quite good commercial ice creams, whether one of the many regional small-scale producers -- like Snoqualmie from my back yard -- or premium national brands (I don't really love regular Häagen-Dazs, but am a fan of the Five line). I even sampled at the [...]

2012-02-01T16:45:15+00:00January 28th, 2012|Cooking at Home, Food and Drink, Sweet Treats|

Homemade Caramel Sauce

I don't have much of a sweet tooth at all. In fact I often joke that if there's such a thing as a salty tooth, that's what I've got. But on one sweet subject I can get rather giddy: caramel. Though only really amazing, buttery, rich caramel need apply. I cringe [...]

2011-01-31T00:37:07+00:00January 31st, 2011|Cooking at Home, Sweet Treats|
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