Indian Pudding

Indian Pudding

Indian Pudding is a delicious dessert that has nearly been forgotten but deserves a comeback. Also known as a Hasty Pudding, it is made by combining the new world food, cornmeal, with milk and molasses and boiling or baking with spices.  Eggs give it some loft and... read more
Pear Maple Ginger Sorbet

Pear Maple Ginger Sorbet

This Pear Sorbet with Maple and Ginger is the ideal finish to a heavy meal.  It is light and sweet with just a hint of ginger spice from the infused maple.  And given how few ingredients it uses, it could not possibly be easier. One thing to keep in mind when using... read more
Dutch Pear, Baby

Dutch Pear, Baby

I remember making Dutch Apple Baby in elementary school and thinking that, though the name was peculiar, the Dutch had some very good notions about apples and pancakes. It turns out that though the Dutch are very fine people, the dish has nothing to do with Holland.... read more
Maple Rum Cake

Maple Rum Cake

This recipe is a mix of Midwestern practicality, Eastern stubbornness and Vermont magic.  I first tried rum cake when my sister-in-law, who is originally from Kansas, made it for me.  It has been my experience that Midwesterners know how to bake excellent cakes and... read more
Galaktoboureko with Rum Barrel-Aged Maple

Galaktoboureko with Rum Barrel-Aged Maple

I get recipe suggestions all of the time and have learned to keep an open mind, but I have to confess, the sound of this one left me dubious.  It is a traditional Greek pastry, which was recommended by my husband’s aunt, Sheryl, and when I read the description, it... read more
Ricotta Tart with Jasmine Maple Plums

Ricotta Tart with Jasmine Maple Plums

This is a lovely late summer tart that is not too sweet.  It is based on a recipe by Melissa Clark of the New York Times and is a perfect vehicle for our newest infusion, Jasmine Tea.  The tart itself is a straightforward ricotta tart that has just the right balance... read more

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