Sweets

Fresh Apricot Pie

  It's apricot season! That means our love affair with with the fruit comes Stateside. Here's a version with only the simplest ingredients, basically fresh...

Coconut Bread Pudding

Oh my, we loved our dinner at Jacques-Imo's! Maybe because the restaurant is far from the Quarter and you don't feel like a tourist. Or...

Bourbon Lovers Mississippi Mud Cake

The Kee kids used to beg for Mississippi Mud Cake every birthday. Since their cousins did, too, we would eat this gooey, chocolate dessert...

Avocado Creme Brulee

How did you enjoy your first avocado? In guacamole or chopped up in a salad? Or maybe like me, you remember when they were...

Brazilian Coconut Mousse

I have a bad case of saudade right now. Not sure what that means? That's not surprising. I didn't either till recently. It’s a Portuguese...

The Brazilian Kitchen by Leticia Schwartz…Texas style

How many cookbooks do you own? Ten? Fifteen? Fifty? If you're like me, when you find one you like, you go out and buy ALL...

Buttery Nutella Pound Cake

Every Christmas morning, our family , home from wherever in the world they live, pads downstairs, opens the den door and sees what edible...

Bakewell Tart

After visiting Borough Market in London, we made a delicious discovery: the buttery, rich bakewell tart. Kin to the American lemon square, it has a...

Real Maple Oatmeal Blondies

Lizzy got home from college and immediately began her baking magic. Using the gallon of maple syrup (Amber Grade) we brought from Vermont, she created...