Basil Pesto Deviled Eggs

The richness of the pesto blends beautifully with the egg yolks, providing a welcome boost of flavor to the standard deviled egg. Using a good quality, store-bought basil pesto is perfectly acceptable, however, if you have the notion to make your own, this is the star of the show. A leaf of fresh mint makes […]

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Spanish Almond Cake

In the Northwest corner of Spain, this cake is known as Tarta de Santiago, or St. James cake. It is naturally gluten free, using ground almonds instead of flour, and is actually thought to have been brought to this area by Jews fleeing persecution, who would have made it for Passover. It is a light

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Asparagus & Gruyere Tart

Spring cooking doesn’t get more simple than this gorgeous asparagus tart. Store-bought puff pastry means putting this together is a cinch- and fresh, in season asparagus makes for a special April treat. I hear all the time from home cooks that they are intimidated by working with doughs and crusts. If that’s you… don’t fret!

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