Birthdays call for cakes. Half birthdays, pudding. Cherub celebrated her four and half years in this world just this past Friday. We had pudding as a special I-turned-four-and-a-half dessert. Homemade chocolate pudding is no harder than a box mix, honestly. Just just need a few ingredients. Like anything else. But these few ingredients can make… Read More Because You’re Only 4 1/2 Once | Chocolate Pudding
My sister-in-law can bake. These blondies are her latest creation and chock-full of wonderful, local-to-Columbus ingredients from Krema Nut. They’re perfect for back to school snack and equally great for the beginning of football season. These will be devoured almost instantaneously at any tailgate you bring them to, I daresay even a Michigan one. These… Read More My New Favorite Dessert | Krema Buckeye Blondies
This is PK’s contribution to Breakfast at Wimbledon. The Championships are perfectly situated at the dawn of summer, and so strawberries and their best friend cream have become as important as the tennis. It’s a very simple version of a late-June favorite, but with some lovely refinements. Just drown the berries in Pimm’s, a handful… Read More Strawberry Week | Strawberries in Pimm’s with Basil Cream
I love it when someone is creative. And hilarious. And can bake a mean cookie. That’s Carl, who started Rogue Bakery. He’s been around, delivering cookie happiness to Columbus-ites in the know and I finally pulled the trigger New Year’s Eve to have some cookies delivered on New Year’s Day. Who knew? Operating essentially without… Read More Delicious Cookies Come to You | Rogue Bakery
It’s snowy and cold here in Ohio. Perfect Christmas weather. But don’t let that weather preclude you from making something deliciously local and in season. At the Greener Grocer in North Market, you can pick up the three or four ingredients you need for this simple, luscious dessert. In fact, it makes a fantastic Christmas… Read More Locavore Dessert | Caramelized Apple Cranachan
It’s a dessert! Readers with a sweet tooth, rejoice! I have yet to put one up on PK, although they’re made around here occasionally. This one is dead simple. Mostly because it starts with leftover Indian-spiced Basmati. If you’ve been around the Kitchen much, you’ll remember how much I love curries. For the pudding, I… Read More Rose-scented Basmati Rice Pudding | Ohh, Lah Lah!
Why don’t I live in German Village again? Seriously. I think I’ll just move there to be closer to Pistacia Vera. I will, of course, gain 35 pounds over the course of a week or two because I would be there every. day. Three times a day. I knew the pastries were good. I’ve had them… Read More Dine Originals Week | Pistacia Vera