Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

I’m a bit obsessed with coconut cake, or maybe it’s more the idea of coconut cake and the romantic notions of graceful southern living that I’m more enamored with. Really, I don’t care either way. A traditional dessert in southern American cooking, it’s nothing more than a simple vanilla cake sandwiched between tangy, sweet cream… Continue reading Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

A Little Feast: Orecchiette with Simple Tomato Sauce and Ricotta Salata, Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon, and Roasted Peaches Stuffed with Amaretti Cookies

  This isn’t re-inventing the wheel, and I certainly don’t expect to win any prizes, but this meal was so simple, only requiring minimal input, but giving maximum output. With only a handful of ingredients per dish, this simple feast transforms a tired weeknight dinner into something rustic and very earthy. It’s a celebration of… Continue reading A Little Feast: Orecchiette with Simple Tomato Sauce and Ricotta Salata, Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon, and Roasted Peaches Stuffed with Amaretti Cookies