Chocolate Almond Torte with Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

  My husband celebrated his birthday this past weekend.  In keeping with tradition, we spent it quietly–no party, no other people; we didn’t even spend the day at the beach, his usual preference.  Instead, we spent most of the day at home, enjoyed being free from obligations and allowed me time to make a little […]

Coconut-Almond Torte

  When work makes no demands on my time, Thursdays end up being my free days.  Not free in the sense that I have no responsibilities.  Rather, they are spent on chores that have accumulated during the week, exercise that has been neglected and of course, cooking.  But my time is my own and I […]

Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Amaretti Torte

If you’ve been reading food blogs for at least a couple of years, this recipe would be nothing new to you.  Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking:  From My Home to Yours has earned quite a following, especially when Tuesdays with Dorie set out to bake each recipe in the book in 2008.  Of course, I’m late […]