Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brûlée Topping

Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brûlée Topping

Here's an easy recipe for a creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a bit of brûlée crunch. 

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Baking a Memory: The Madeleine, a Cakey Cookie

Baking a Memory: The Madeleine, a Cakey Cookie

I wasn't In Search of Lost Time, but I was  looking for something new.  I was in my kitchen - enjoying my afternoon antioxidants - when I recalled Grandma's Madeleine pans. But where were they?  I knew I saw them somewhere?  

Voila! In the deepest depths of my baking cabinet, below the flour sifter, under the full sheet, half sheet, pound, angel food, and cupcake pans, and even beneath a dozen glass pie plates, lay my Grandmother's unused Madeleine pans. Determined to bake a memory, I emptied my cabinet. 

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Ciabatta: Better Than A Slipper

Ciabatta: Better Than A Slipper

Julia Child once asked, "How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?"  At a minimum, I can assume she wasn't referencing Italy, France, Russia, and presumably, middle-eastern countries where the bread is fragrant, and pliable, and as porous as it is textured.   Well, no matter who she was talking about, the most important message the statement carries is that bread is supremely important.  It counts; bread matters - big time.  

And bread especially counts on Sunday, when a crusty loaf is required at my table. But there was a glitch this past Sunday: I forgot to mix my favorite Sullivan St. Bakery recipe on Saturday night.  Compounding the problem, I had already poured myself a glass of wine, and I wasn't about to run to the store.  I googled quick bread recipes and came across a ciabatta recipe that only required about 3 -4 hours.  

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Hooch! Homemade Irish Cream & Condensed Milk Recipes

Hooch! Homemade Irish Cream & Condensed Milk Recipes

Let's be honest: snow is more enjoyable with a libation in hand.  In addition to the usual suspects- wine, craft brews and assorted bubbly, let's not forget good, old hooch. 

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Butternut Squash & Smoked Gruyere Tart

Thanksgiving Recipe: Butternut Squash & Smoked Gruyere Tart

This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Montclair's foremost Woman in White, Ariane Duarte.  

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