Pasta alla Genovese

Pasta alla Genovese

It seems almost impossible not to make pesto in the summer when bouquets of basil are everywhere, screaming “pulverize me and toss me with fettuccine!”  Before you know it we will be back to the tiny, pricey little boxes of the stuff so let’s get on...
Tahini Swirl Brownies

Tahini Swirl Brownies

For anyone familiar with Halvah, adding tahini to brownies is a no-brainer, in fact, what took us so long???  And if Halvah is good enough for Suleiman the Magnificent who are we to question it? For those unfamiliar, it brilliantly transforms what can be a...
Hummus and Pita

Hummus and Pita

It’s not difficult to understand the crazy popularity of hummus.  Easy to make (with ingredients found almost anywhere), vaguely healthy, cheap, and versatile.   But like many popular things, it has strayed very far from authenticity.  People have added all...
Funfetti Cake

Funfetti Cake

Unlike Molly, and maybe many of you, this was not an “iconic cake of my childhood” mainly because I was a child in the 1960s and cake innovation technology just wasn’t there yet. But even without the strong pull of nostalgia, how can you not be drawn to this cake? It’s got “fun” right in the title for crying out loud!