Lemon Curd & Thyme Tart

This lemon curd is so delicious, you could make it alone and serve it with toast, muffins, or scones for a special breakfast.  But pair it with this sweet yet savory shortbread tart crust and you've got the perfect dessert that will wow your mom for a very special homemade Mother's Day.   For The Crust:  1 … [Read more...]

Poached Pears in White Wine

Poached fruit is always an elegant and light dessert that makes such a gorgeous presentation.  I'm rather obsessed with poached pears at the moment.  The great thing about pears is that they're available virtually year round since, much like apples, they store so well in root cellars.  It's amazing to have a local pear in … [Read more...]

Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa

We’ve been back in New York now for about a month but I still long for the sunshine of Miami since it’s dreary all day and dark by 4:30 PM here in Brooklyn.  I’ve tried drinking Hemingway Daiquiris to warm my soul and drown my sorrows, but without the sunshine and ocean breezes, they seem inappropriately fruity.  So I … [Read more...]

Spiced Chestnut Cookies – Gluten-Free

Well the holidays are just around the corner and you have one week and one weekend left to get those Christmas cookies going!  Lisa Ludwinski of "Funny Side Up" decided to stop by Hungry on Spreecast to spread the holiday cheer and give us some tips and tricks for Holiday Baking. She just moved to Detroit and has started … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I’ve never been a huge Pumpkin Pie fan. I know, call it blasphemy, especially on the holiday that wouldn’t be complete without it. Unless, that is, you make a pumpkin roll - but that just seems way too old-fashioned or Paula Deen for my tastes. Enter: The Pumpkin Whoopie Pie. The perfect mixture of cake and frosting, … [Read more...]

Caffeine Cupcakes – Cocoa, Coffee, & Cola

My friend Michael Cyril Creighton and I go way back - so far back that we dressed up as holiday characters together for our special editions of Best Night Ever at Vh1. Ah, the good ol’ days. But now we each have our own web series, and we thought it was about time for another collabo. Michael plays Jack in his creation, … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ice cream is by-far my favorite dessert, and it’s actually really easy to make at home provided you have an Ice Cream Machine. The beauty in making your own ice cream is that you control everything about it. Buy the freshest cream from the farmers market, the best milk from grass-fed cows, organic and fair trade vanilla … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Hot Tarts

I fancy myself a savory cook, not a baker, but it’s pretty tough to avoid baking around the holidays.  Luckily our friends over at Ovenly were nice enough to teach me a few things about pie dough using locally milled flour from Cayuga Pure Organics - and they put that pie dough to good use for their signature Hot Tart - … [Read more...]

Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream is a very simple and elegant way to spruce up a bakery-bought pie or add a special touch to your own baking. The best part about whipped cream is that it’s so simple! You’ll be able to whip up these homemade versions faster than your significant other can break the seal on the canned stuff. Check out … [Read more...]

Plum Sorbet

I bought a quart of plums at the McCarren Park Greenmarket other day - with only two people (and a dachshund) to eat them. I know - that’s a lot of plums but they were so shiny and beautiful and in season, I couldn’t resist! Long story short, they sat on my counter for a few days. I figured that before they started … [Read more...]