Strawberry Shortcake

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs we were tasked with making Summer Sunday Suppers. There is nothing quite like strawberry shortcake for a summer dessert. The fresh strawberries are at their pique of ripeness and coolness of the whipped cream are a perfect combination. I made Ruth Reichl’s Strawberry Shortcake from My Kitchen Year….

Big New York Cheesecake

I have a co-worker whose favorite dessert is cheesecake. For his birthday, I made him this one from Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year. This recipe is a classic; chocolate crust, cream cheese filling, and a sour cream top. This was a big hit with the work crowd as well as my son whom I took…

Corn Pudding

I pulled out my copy of My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl and turned to the summer section. I was determined to complete more recipes from this book. Corn was on sale at my local Sprouts Market 6 ears for $1 so I decided to make this corn pudding recipe since it called for 6…

Palmiers

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi The first time I made palmiers was two years ago. I think I had beginners luck as they came out perfect. I was not wanting to deviate much from what I did then, afraid that I would break the spell. Dorie’s recipe is a little bit different from what…

The Cake That Cures Everything

I Heart Cooking Clubs Monthly Featured Dish Cake From Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year. I have made this cake twice now. Once for an employee’s birthday at work and once for a family celebration. It has been a hit both times. I think this may be my new go-to chocolate cake recipe. This cake lived…

Cranberry Upside-Down Muffins

I Heart Cooking Clubs Bread Basket For bread week, I feel I should have made a yeasted-bread but that was not in the cards. While looking through my Gourmet magazines I spotted this cranberry muffin recipe and I was intrigued to make it. 2 cups cranberries, picked over and rinsed 1 1/4 cups sugar 1…

Cranberry Pecan Crostata

I Heart Cooking Clubs Monthly Featured Ingredient Cranberries! A crostata is an open-faced fruit tart, often with a decorative lattice top. I have not made a crostata before but I have made plenty of tarts. This crostata caught my eye in Ruth Reichl My Kitchen Year and I was glad that cranberries were this month’s…