espresso-rubbed sliders with cherry jam and bacon

espresso-rubbed sliders with cherry jam and bacon

  SPRING BREAK = free time = nonstop cooking! i made these sliders in the midst of a cooking frenzy, somewhere in between baking a five-layer apple cake and a kosher-for-passover chocolate roll. the desserts are a bit seasonally inappropriate — the apple cake has a thanksgiving vibe, and the chocolate roll looks like it belongs in a christmas dinner [...]

bananas foster cheesecake

bananas foster cheesecake

one of my favorite breakfasts is warm banana bread smothered in cream cheese. it's simple, but the flavors pair unbelievably well together. this dessert elevates that breakfast to a new level: it combines cream cheese, bananas, and spices into a rich filling that gets baked inside a buttery nilla wafer crust. the cheesecake is then topped with bananas foster — [...]

chocolate chip scones with devonshire cream

chocolate chip scones with devonshire cream

i wish we had tea in the u.s.  i'm not talking about a cup of chamomile, i'm talking about afternoon tea. with crumpets and scones and cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off. our fast-paced culture lends itself to an on-the-go espresso much better than it does to a sit-down afternoon meal, but i think it's something we should start doing. a [...]

sage derby orzotto

sage derby orzotto

isn't that cheese beautiful? i love the mottled green coloring. i think it looks like marbled granite. the cheese, sage derby, is semi-hard and has a mild sage flavor. it adds creaminess and depth to the dish. i created this at my friend margot's house. we were too lazy to go out and buy proper [...]