Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Yes, these chocolate truffles are decadent and luxurious but they’re also simple to put together and they will wow a party or an intimate dinner for two. FADE IN INT. MATT AND EMILY’S LIVING ROOM. 2PM, VALENTINE’S DAY. Fast-paced close-up montage...
Salted Caramel Brown Sugar Pots de Crème

Salted Caramel Brown Sugar Pots de Crème

Go ahead, call me a curmudgeon, a cynic, an eye-roller. A grump, a sourpuss, a grumbler. A killjoy, a grouser, a mutterer. A crab, a sorehead, a miserablist. A gloomy Gus, a doubting Thomas. Go on, I can take it.  The truth is, I think Valentine’s Day is a crock...
Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies. So pretty. So crispy. They get their name from the fact that they are so delicate, you can almost see through them – like lace. Fancy! These oatmeal lace cookies have always had a hallowed place in our holiday gift-bag lineup, along with...
Pecan Crescent Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies

We make these pecan crescent cookies every year as a Christmas treat – the melt-in-the-mouth, nutty, crumbly treats will please any crowd.  You know a cookie is a classic when every person who tastes one says “Ermahgerd, gramma’s kerkies!”...
Hazelnut Praline Cheesecake

Hazelnut Praline Cheesecake

Hazelnut cheesecake with praline crust is a crowd-pleasing dessert that will make your dinner guests love you until the end of time, or until the end of the cheesecake, whichever comes first.  I’m pretty sure Matt moved from London to New York mostly for the...
Custard Tart with Pear and Ginger

Custard Tart with Pear and Ginger

  A simple-to-make holiday dessert tart which disguises itself on the table as a fancy restaurant-style dish, this custard tart with pears is flavored with a warm ginger note. We all have our culinary strengths and weaknesses and I freely admit that making pastry is a...