Monthly archives: August, 2015

Fluffy Cheesecake

Way back when in Culinary School I worked at the French hotel chain Le Meridien in New Orleans. It was owned and operated by the French.  As I’m sure you’ve heard, everything in France is better. In the case of cheesecakes, I would have to agree.  As party of our duties in the pastry shop,…

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Boston Cream Pie ala Jim Dodge

I have 2 pet peeves when it comes to recipes: ones that don’t use enough vanilla beans and ones that don’t deliver – I don’t mean pizza. I think most every recipe that includes vanilla extract can be enhanced by a vanilla bean and some that don’t even call for vanilla. For example, I’ve been…

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