vanilla bean custard with roasted berries

Vanilla  Bean Custard with Roasted Berries

Every cook should have a homemade custard recipe in his or her repertoire.  It is the base for so many desserts and yet, is fairly simple to master.  The key is to temper the eggs with the milk so you don’t end up with bits of scrambled eggs.

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momofuku milk bar’s corn cookies

I have been lucky to visit New York City on a regular basis and my fondness for “The Big Apple” has been well-documented on this blog (here, here, and here).  Every time I go, I am armed with a long list of restaurants, and I eat often in order to check off as many as I can.  Undoubtedly, new restaurants get added to the list; however, there are a few places that won’t get crossed off no matter how many times I go.

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lemon blueberry cheesecake cookies

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies

How many of you use Pinterest?  Don’t you just love it?  I use it most often to keep track of the many recipes I find on the internet that I would love to try.  However, I keep “pinning” these delicious-looking recipes, but I never seem to actually make any of them.  Well, today, I decided to peruse my “Recipes to Try” pinboard and picked out a very popular one, these Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies. I was intrigued by the combination of flavors.  Sounds good, huh? Continue reading