• Cranberry Red Wine Sorbet

    Cranberry Red Wine Sorbet

    Each nook and cranny of my NYC kitchen is stuffed with every kitchen gadget imaginable. Potsticker maker? Check. Food mill? Check. Edges only brownie pan? Check. You name it…

    • 6 Minutes
  • Peanut Butter Blondies

    Peanut Butter Blondies

    What better way to put that leftover Halloween candy to use than to whip it into a homemade dessert? Grab your bulk-purchase favorites and use them as toppers on this quick-…

    • 55 Minutes
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Celebrate the arrival of autumn with a fun twist on everyone's favorite Thanksgiving flavors! I'm a huge fan of individual desserts, and with a layer of cream cheese frost…

    • 35 Minutes
  • White Chocolate, Cherry and Pumpkin Seed Bark

    White Chocolate, Cherry and Pumpkin Seed Bark

    Happy National White Chocolate Day! I figured there was no better way to celebrate an obscure food holiday than to whip up a seasonal take on one of my favorite easy d…

    • 20 Minutes
  • Monster Cookies

    Monster Cookies

    As I approach the one year mark of the launch of Just a Taste, I realize many of you may not have seen some of the earliest recipes - including the recipes that were the ori…

    • 35 Minutes
  • Vanilla-Poached Pears

    Vanilla-Poached Pears

    Poaching fruit is a great way to infuse flavor without adding fat. Ripe pears stew in vanilla and cinnamon until tender and are then paired with tangy crème frâiche. A dri…

    • 25 Minutes
    • Healthy
  • Pineapple-Agave Sorbet with Toasted Coconut

    Pineapple-Agave Sorbet with Toasted Coconut

    Agave nectar comes from a desert plant native to Mexico and is known for its health benefits, including its low glycemic index. The alternative sweetener was named a "Fo…

    • 367 Minutes
    • Healthy
  • Chocolate Whoopie Pies

    Chocolate Whoopie Pies

    Sounds like "cookie," tastes like cake. But no matter what you call them, whoopie pies are all the rage. Last week the New York Times ran an article about the buttery, cak…

    • 30 Minutes
  • Key Lime Pie

    Key Lime Pie

    I was in south Florida last weekend and had an amazing dinner at Joe's Stone Crab in Miami. The restaurant is famous for both its crab legs and its key lime pie, which is …

    • 30 Minutes
  • Chocolate Lava Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

    Chocolate Lava Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

    The first thing I look for on any dessert menu is lava or molten chocolate cake. It's one of my favorite desserts, and now it can be easily recreated in less than 20 minutes…

    • 50 Minutes

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