Yesterday’s dinnerFeed featured Arctic Char with a Pistachio Crust, a savory recipe from a recent dinner party I attended. The host, Donna Newsom, concluded her masterful meal with a heavenly custard, the perfect dessert to bring in the New Year.
Donna used Michigan creamery’s Guernsey eggnog, insistent that “these little gems” would not be as wonderful if a cook used anything less than an exceptional eggnog.
We enjoyed the custard warm but Donna said it was equally good chilled. If you like easy make-aheads, this is the perfect recipe as it can be made 24 hours in advance. Simply garnish with fruit before serving.
Spooning up this creamy, festive eggnog custard was the perfect antidote to an evening of wonderful food, champagne and camaraderie. A rousing round of Auld Lang Syne topped off a memorable evening bringing our troop full circle into the New Year.
Today I began cooking for a holiday party I’m hosting the day after tomorrow. One item I want on the menu is an old-fashioned spice cake, and while thumbing through cookbooks in search of a recipe, I was imagining rich layers of flavor that would be more redolent of spice than cloyingly sweet. No such … Full recipe post »
Happy Fourth! If the day finds you late to the table with minimum of time to cook, and you’re scrambling to come up with a festive celebratory dish, I have a suggestion: Skip the following recipe, purchase a boxed cake mix, canned white icing, blueberries and strawberries, and this celebratory cake can be out the … Full recipe post »
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Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
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