Jam-topped cheesecake and peanut butter squares

Although living in Colorado for over 40 years, my roots–especially my food roots–lie  mostly in New Jersey where I grew-up and in New York too, where a replica of this dish is famous.  Even if a person buys cheesecake in another part of the country, many menus reference “New York cheesecake”. Its title is iconic,…

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake – a sweet dessert with pucker power

At  the beginning of my fora into cooking and baking, which started  fifty years ago, I never thought of using real lemons. Unknowingly I bought those  plastic bright-yellow lemon containers. Naturally there was lemon juice in them, but who knows what else? It took me many years to discover fresh lemons, and their many benefits…

Stud of A Cookie: Chewy Chocolate-chip Coconut Oatmeal

  Cookies give me pause, but not for  long!  In an instant they disappear, as I chew them, devour them, not leaving a crumb.  Yes, that’s how I deal with cookies.  This is especially true when  chocolate is one of the main ingredients.   When knobby dark-colored studs peek out from a cookie, I gobble them…

Spinach-Leek Cheesy Quiche

Quiches offer exciting possibilities for brunch, snacks and dinner; plus they are fun and immensely creative to make.  You can plan your meal, shop for foods to include in your quiche, or wait until the mood strikes you and see what goodies are on hand in your fridge and pantry. Share with me how you…