I was trying to think of the dessert equivalent of a Thanksgiving turkey or a standing rib roast, something that makes for an unusual and dramatic presentation at the table, where it gets carved and served. A pineapple has the size and appearance to make such a bold statement.
This Kansas City rub is the most ecumenical of barbecue seasonings. Sweet rather than salty, flavorful rather than fiery, it contains mustard in the style of a Memphis rub and chili powder in the style of Texas.
When you start with something really good, it doesn’t take much to make it better. And that’s the story of of Dorie Greenspan’s Christmas Spice Cookie. Dorie started with her Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla Cookie Dough, and then added the spices that evoke Christmas: cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice. The result is a cookie that’s perfect with coffee or tea, mulled cider, mulled wine or a late-night cognac.
My mother-in-law, aka the Sherpa, gave this recipe to me. It was the start of my real bonding with the man who was to become my husband. We were on very polite, early dating behavior when we both offered to help clear the table after this insane dessert had been served. Within 30 seconds, the […]
I recently attended a potluck dinner at a family reunion. Four different pans of chicken wings were set upon the banquet table by four different cooks. These sweet and spicy fried wings were the first to go, leaving the others to sit in their sauce. From Quick-Fix Gluten Free by Robert M. Landolphi/Andrews McMeel Publishing […]