Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Pumpkin, Pecan and Apple Crumble Thanksgiving Pies

It's almost Thanksgiving and what would the holiday be without a few traditional Thanksgiving pies to help celebrate the season!   Our table wouldn't be complete with at least two of our favorites one of which has to always be Pumpkin Pie! Through the years I've tried different recipes but I always go back to the recipe on the back of the … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes


Over the course of my cooking career I have eaten and made some delicious desserts!  And while every season is dessert season, there's something special about the fall.  As we begin to lose sunlight and the nights start to get cooler with that crisp clean air of fall..... to me that seems like the best time to bake!   With fresh apples, pears, … [Read more...]

Amethyst Cheesecake Torte

Amethyst Cheesecake 3

We're still picking up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but compared to the rest of New Jersey the Philadelphia area came through with minimal damage.  The carnage in New York , and the northern and central parts of New Jersey is just unimaginable.    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those that have lost so much because of … [Read more...]

Sweet n’Savory Fig-a-licious Tart with Sacatomato

Tart with Goat cheese, figs and rose petals

 It's hard to believe that an entire month has gone by at school.....where does the time go?  Allow if you ask my body, it'll tell you it feels more like a year!   Pretty soon we'll start getting our much needed extra days off....sigh   I still remember looking at the school calendar as I contemplated going to work there.  I couldn't believe we got … [Read more...]

Blueberry Peach Crostata

Blueberry Peach Crostata 3

So many things to make and so little time.....sigh.   Do you ever feel that way?   I just started back to school and I've got so many new items I want to try, but once again it looks as though time is the enemy.   There's just not enough hours in the day. I'm still struggling a bit to get my rhythm back, I'll think I got it this time, and then I … [Read more...]

Strawberry & Ricotta Crostata

crostata di fragole e ricotta

I think it might be safe to say that I have a strawberry obsession, or at least very well on my way to one.....sigh   But Please friends, no intervention is quote Luther Ingram  "If Loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right" There I've said it and I'm not ashamed, I love strawberries, and I'm beginning to think that they … [Read more...]

Caramel Butternut Squash Torte with Cinnamon Pecans

Caramel Butternut Squash Torte with Cinnamon Pecans

It's no secret that I love browsing through food magazine's, and I'm not talking about those tired old publications that use to be the industry standard.  You won't find many US magazine's in my house, if you find any.  What you will find is an assortment of British and Australian Publications, ranging from the BBC Good Food to Australia's … [Read more...]

Apple Pockets (Apfeltaschen) by The German Foodie

apple pockets Apfeltaschen

This week was one for the books, it was one of those anything that could happen did happen weeks, with things you hadn't even considered thrown in for good measure!  I feel like I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, complaining about things that I really have no control over, which is about the same as complaining about the weather.......oh … [Read more...]