Pistachio Goat Cheese Pops

Day 70 Today’s recipe is a bit unconventional, and it is best served as an attractive and tasty salad accompaniment or with crackers and red wine. Using skewers for each goat cheese pop is optional for presentation, of course. An hors d’oeuvre party is the perfect place to debut this recipe if you’re so inclined.  Copyright, Doug Kapustin Photography, 2014 […]

Nutella Crêpes with Strawberries à la mode

Simple Pleasures Made Simply Delicious: Nutella Crêpes with Strawberries à la mode Nutella Crêpes with Strawberries à la mode Day 69 As promised, here’s the incredibly quick and ridiculously simply almost-homemade dessert I promised. If you’d like more of a truly homemade result, I’ve included a link for a crêpe recipe that is consistently good. It really does taste better […]

Simple Pleasures Made Simply Delicious: Shortcut Rigatoni Parma Rosa

Simple Pleasures Made Simply Delicious: Shortcut Rigatoni Parma Rosa Shortcut Rigatoni Parma Rosa Day 68 This year’s Easter Sunday lunch was the fastest I’ve ever prepared, and I used some unconventional pre-packaged ingredients to create an almost-homemade result. Our Easter weekend involved some travel plans to visit with my father, then a drive back with him to Maryland to spend […]

Mocha Icebox Cake

Day 67 Stop the presses! This recipe is today’s top story, to be sure. And, it’s just in time for Easter if you’re searching for a quick, no-fail, no-bake dessert that looks like you spent hours slaving in the kitchen.  I have to give complete credit to Ina Garten right away, as the Mocha Icebox Cake is all hers. I […]