Salted Caramel Apple Whoopie Pies

  So here it is. My first Monday as cookbook writer. A million years ago when I lived in DC and was going through a really tough time in my life, I snuck away from my terrible situation and went to a photography exhibit of people on the morning of wonderful days in their lives……

The Betty Crocker Project : Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookies

So the other night Dan and I were talking about progressive American presidents. There’s one president in particular who in our opinion was the best one this country has ever had: Franklin D. Roosevelt. He’s the guy who faced a crumbling economic system, housing and unemployment disasters, and a world war. He also created numerous…

The Betty Crocker Project : Vegan Mocha Cream Pie

Two posts in one day! GASP! If you’re furiously flipping through your copy of Betty’s Big Red, I’ll spare you the paper cuts. This started as French Silk pie, but a series of events fell into place and helped this pie come into it’s own. First, I found chocolate vegan pie crusts that were marked…

The Betty Crocker Project : Chai Tea Cashew Ice Cream

A while back, we welcomed our pizza stone to The Family Shannon. Today, I am very happy to announce another new arrival. Welcome, Ice Cream Maker! I hope you’re ready for a busy summer… because we love ice cream. Many people don’t know this about me, but my uncle Wendall used to work for Baskin…

The Betty Crocker Project : Rosewater Lemonade Sorbet

Honestly more of a shaved ice but whatever – I adore it! I can’t decide if the toughest thing about this recipe is the waiting or the trying to get a photo before it melts in this heat*. Betty’s recipe is a classic lemonade sorbet (or shaved ice) but it’s rose season in Brooklyn and…

The Betty Crocker Project : Blackberry & Walnut Coffeecake

I’ve spent a number of years being a best friend/amateur therapist to several young men and one woman who were addicted to “complicated” women. Some would call them “crazy”, but I prefer to use a word that’s just as judgmental when you say it in quotes and in a certain tone. When I’d look back…

The Betty Crocker Project : Tuscan Lemon Cake

Every Italian-American woman I know (who is – ya know- into being an Italian-American) has a special occasion lemon cake recipe. They can make them in less than an hour* and always have the ingredients stocked in their kitchen just in case one of those special occasion sneaks up on them. You can find these…