Desserts
STRAWBERRY-WHITE PEACH CROSTATA

STRAWBERRY-WHITE PEACH CROSTATA

Who doesn't love pie? Especially in the summer, when fruit practically begs to be piled into flaky pastry and baked until bubbling with jammy goodness. But let's be honest. All that rolling, double-crusting, and edge crimping can be a pain. I'm no baker. Spare me the...

A SNEAK PEEK at MY SWEET NEW CABARET SHOW RECIPE

A SNEAK PEEK at MY SWEET NEW CABARET SHOW RECIPE

As some of you may already know, I have another cabaret show coming up on November 7th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre! This time around, it's going to be even better with new material and special guest artist Frederick Anderson, who happens to be a friend, fashion...

ZESTY BLUEBERRY PANNA COTTA

ZESTY BLUEBERRY PANNA COTTA

Get your hands on this Zesty Blueberry Panna Cotta with Coconut and Macadamia NutsTalk about a sexy dessert! Back when I first started Flavors Catering in the 90s, panna cotta was always a fan-favorite with all of my clients. Can you blame them? It’s creamy, decadent...

ZESTY BLUEBERRY PANNA COTTA with COCONUT and MACADAMIA NUTS

ZESTY BLUEBERRY PANNA COTTA with COCONUT and MACADAMIA NUTS

Is there anything you can't do with panna cotta? It's so simple, yet so sexy and sophisticated at the same time. The year-round Italian favorite can be anything from tangy to sweet to savory. I love my panna cotta with a little bit of crunch to contrast that silky...

ALMOND OLIVE OIL BUNDT CAKE

ALMOND OLIVE OIL BUNDT CAKE

A Match Made in the Mediterranean! During the old Flavors Catering and Carry Out Days, when I had the retail store on 18th Street, we used to sell a very popular olive oil cake. We also made a white sangria that was always a hit during the summer months, so when I was...

LOCAL BLUEBERRY CRISP

LOCAL BLUEBERRY CRISP

A Rustic Finish I love a good crisp! It's such a homey dessert that's simple to make! You don't have to be a pastry chef to put it all together, and what's even better is that you can change up the fruit depending on the season. We're in peak Blueberry season right...

A VERY BERRY PATRIOTIC SHORTCAKE

A VERY BERRY PATRIOTIC SHORTCAKE

Memories from the Fourth of July Do you have favorite summer memories? Some of mine are from Fourth of Julys spent in California. Perhaps you're wondering what a Texan girl was doing on the West Coast. My parents bought a summer home in Newport Beach to get out of the...

DR. DARYL’S CHOCOLATE ALMOND CHIA PUDDING

DR. DARYL’S CHOCOLATE ALMOND CHIA PUDDING

If you've ever seen Dr. Daryl on TV, being interviewed, he speaks a lot about his admiration for Kelly Ripa who swears by this way of life. For his success stories, it's all about balance and moderation, which is perfect for me because I need to have some chocolate –...

PERFECT PASSOVER COOKIES

PERFECT PASSOVER COOKIES

Religious Feasting Passover is one of my favorite food holidays. It brings back memories of my Mom’s beautifully decorated tables and delicious dinners. Her matzo ball soup was the best. I remember watching her make her matzo balls from scratch.  We were one of only a...

VERY LEMONY POUND CAKE

VERY LEMONY POUND CAKE

As long as you have the proper flour, this recipe makes a wonderful cake to serve on its own for dessert or at tea time. Of course, if you don't get the correct flour you could turn it into a beautiful trifle, like I did! Adapted from Pamela Morgan's Flavors You will...

SIMPLE & SLIM BOOZY RICE PUDDING

SIMPLE & SLIM BOOZY RICE PUDDING

Happy Holiday Hosting! It's that time of year again—hosting season!  Whether it's latkes for Hanukkah  or a goose for your Christmas feast, most people focus on the showstoppers. My entire family is coming to visit me in NYC this Christmas.  I wanted to have some...

Bittersweet Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Bittersweet Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Bittersweet Chocolate Fudge Sauce 1/2 cup butter2 cups powdered sugar5 ounces evaporated milk6 ounces unsweetened chocolate1/2 cup heavy cream Combine all of the ingredients in the top of a double boiler set over rapidly boiling water.Without stirring, let cook until...

HOLIDAY TOFFEE

HOLIDAY TOFFEE

         I recently invited Alison Mahoney  to come over and make some holiday treats. We whipped up some deliciously decadent chocolate toffee, and we both started humming holiday songs. I mean, I LOVE to sing when I bake - being in the kitchen makes my heart sing....

Chocolate Almond Flourless Cake

Chocolate Almond Flourless Cake

This cake isn’t one of those dense flourless monstrosities. This cake is so light and soft, it’s almost a mix between a pudding and a souffle. The chocolate flavor is intense – mainly because of how much melted chocolate goes into it! Not to mention all that nutty...

THE VEGAN DIVA’S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE PARFAIT (Video)

THE VEGAN DIVA’S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE PARFAIT (Video)

I don't know about you, but I crave chocolate every day. It's a hard life! Do you try to satisfy your cravings with healthy alternatives like I do? Instead of restricting my favorite foods, I love finding treats that won't kill my diet. This protein-packed mousse is...

LEMON POPPY CHEESECAKE with STRAWBERRY RHUBARB COMPOTE

LEMON POPPY CHEESECAKE with STRAWBERRY RHUBARB COMPOTE

Whoever invented the expression "easy as cake" was definitely not talking about cheesecake. Those 5"cheesecakes you see behind New York deli counters? Someone put a whole lot of work into that. Even after dealing with springform pans and water baths, those things...

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