Category: Pies

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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King Cake New Orleans style

My husband and I met in New Orleans at Culinary School.  He likes to say we met over a hot stove. It was August in New Orleans so I’m sure it was hot.  My husband grew up in Louisiana, in a small town about 30 miles west of New Orleans named LaPlace. I’m sure you’ve…

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