Grilled Cheddar and Apple Sandwiches

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My first Mother’s Day was a great one. Breakfast in the city, a new pair of shoes, and a run with my two favorite people, one of whom clearly had the time of her life. Ellie (okay, fine… Mike) gave me a 12-pack of Gu, which was a little […]

Apple Cheesecake Brulee

If you like apple pie, cheesecake, and creme brulee, this is pretty much your dream dessert. My friend Brigitte loves all 3, so it seemed like the perfect thing to make for her 28th birthday. I just wish it were more photogenic. This was only my second attempt at […]

Apple-Cinnamon Whoopie Pies

I didn’t know what a whoopie was until about a year ago, and didn’t try one for the first time until last night. According to the not-always-so-reliable Wikipedia, they started in Pennsylvania so maybe it’s taken awhile for them to get to California. Who knows. But I can definitely […]

Apple-Pear Crisp

As soon as we moved into our new place (only 3 days after coming back to America!) we could not wait to have friends over for dinner. I planned out a Morrocan-inspired menu, but when it came to dessert, I wanted to do something seasonal, preferably with pumpkin because […]

Caramel Apple Galettes

Our neighborhood is constantly inundated with little old men driving pickup trucks full of produce, blasting tapes that repeat the names of whatever it is they’re selling at full volume, in Korean. They start at about 7 AM, which is a fabulous wake-up call to get me out the […]

Apple Upside Down Cake

Humidity and I are not friends. Sure, I love visiting tropical places and can deal with humidity just fine on a short term basis, but this summer in Seoul has been pretty unpleasant, with all the heat and humidity of the tropics, but none of the beach and fruity […]

French Apple Tart

This is one of my favorite desserts to make because it looks so fancy, and yet it takes no artistic skill whatsoever.  My cakes always come out a little lopsided, but this tart looks beautiful no matter what!  It just takes some patience to cut and arrange a whole […]

Apple Hand Pies

We were having dinner with friends and I offered to make dessert…without thinking about what I was going to make.  Since we are right in the middle of apple season, apple pie seemed like a natural choice.  But I wanted something a little different…something I’ve never made before.  As I […]

Apple Spice Bars with Caramel Glaze

I just discovered tonight there is an apple tree in the yard.  It was a very fortunate discovery, because about halfway through the recipe, I realized it called for an apple, which I didn’t have.  But the tree, it turns out, has REALLY good apples.  They are small, but perfectly […]

Apple Pie with Cinnamon-Crunch Topping

We had a party for my neighbor, who is getting married next month.  I asked her what dessert she wanted, and she requested apple pie with a crunchy topping.  I used Dorie Greenspan’s apple pie recipe, then added some cinnamon-streusel topping.  It just cries out for a scoop of […]

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