Six Degrees of Alisa and Hallie–and No Bake Chocolate Chunk (or Chip) Cookies!

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with (and recipes from!) cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at rickiATrickihellerDOTcom, or leave a comment here and […]

Superfood Raw Caramel Cupcakes with Banana-Cacao Nib Frosting

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Caramelized Onion, Shaved Butternut and “Goat Cheese” Pizza (Grain Free, Vegan)

When I was in grade school, there was exactly one boy (let’s call him Jerome) in our school who had a food allergy (to peanuts).  Jerome was already a bit too large (he towered over the rest of us; even in grade three, he was already level with our teacher, Mrs. B’s shoulders); a bit too […]

Mock Chopped Liver plus Recipes for Easter and Passover

Today marks only a few days before the start of Passover, and Easter is right around the next corner–it’s time to cook for the holidays!  Since the HH and I are invited to a friend’s house for a seder this year (and since her niece is a vegetarian), I decided to bring a dish that normally […]

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Nuggets

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day, everyone!  The HH and I have a special celebration planned, which I’ll share in a day or two.  In the meantime, here are these ridiculously decadent, luxurious Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites.  After all, what’s guaranteed to melt your sweetie’s heart if not chocolate? These indulgent-tasting bites are based on a favorite […]

Lucky Comestible 6(4): Potato Terrine with Apples and “Goat Cheese”

[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before I move on to the next lucky comestible. This is the fourth entry on […]

My Mother’s Vegetable-Bread Kugel

Most of us are familiar with George Bernard Shaw’s dictum, “Youth is wasted on the young.”  Well, of course I realized that saying was just a bunch of bunk. . . until I hit 40, that is.  At that point, I realized, “Oh, woe, why did I waste my youth on being young??” There’s no denying we live […]

Potato Bruschetta

Well,  you know what they say. . . the best laid plans sometimes go AWOL (or something like that).  In my case, plans for the Labor Day weekend–well, Sunday, actually–were waylaid by an impromptu visit. . . to the emergency room. No, not for me.  The HH, however, is still recovering (and he’ll be fine, […]

A Bowl Lotta Love

[Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments and encouragement for the hellish week of marking!  (And I know I still owe some of you emails. . . coming soon!) Some of you who are students noted that you’d be doing as much work on the other side of the red pen. Whether students, parents, […]

Minted Peach and Corn Salad

There are certain food combinations that strike one as just so naturally compatible, you couldn’t imagine them any other way. Consider the seminal chocolate and peanut butter, for instance: could there be a happier marriage of sweet, salty, creamy, smooth, and enticing? Or what about vodka and orange juice, or pancakes and maple syrup, or french fries and gravy, or […]