Go To Meringues!

I love meringues because once you get the hang of it, they're pretty easy to get right, and they can literally be whipped up pretty quickly (even though they take a while to finish).  For a dessert, they're relatively low-calorie, they're naturally gluten-free and people can eat lots of them.  You can't say that about … Continue reading Go To Meringues!

Lemon Bar, Lemon Bar Recipe

My Magnolia Lemon Bars

It is no exaggeration to say that my father shaped me culinarily. My love of spicy, International foods comes from him, as does my insatiable curiosity for anything in a bottle with a foreign language on it.  (This has led to an unsustainable refrigerator door problem, but more on that later). Many a morning there … Continue reading My Magnolia Lemon Bars

Perfect Rice Krispy Treats!

In this blog, we always strive to make the routine extraordinary, and Rice Krispy treats are a case study.  No one would argue that they are not a decades-old fan-favorite,  a staple for the egg and gluten-free and probably the most popular 'bring-your-own' at PTAs and bake sales across the country.    There are a few issues that … Continue reading Perfect Rice Krispy Treats!

Chocolate Macaroons

Of course, there were always coconut (plain) and chocolate macaroons for Passover when I was growing up and I always loved chocolate better until I discovered home-made coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate that were so much better. Taking a page out of a recipe from the Barefoot Contessa, I added some chocolate to a half … Continue reading Chocolate Macaroons

Maple Pecan Oatmeal Scones with Maple Vanilla Coffee Icing

I did not drink coffee in college, and it was only in my mid-twenties that I started going to a coffee shop every morning on my way to work.   There happened to be an incredible and locally-owned coffee shop near me in Washington Square called Beans, which served incredible coffee and homemade (if you … Continue reading Maple Pecan Oatmeal Scones with Maple Vanilla Coffee Icing