Spookalicious Halloween Treats

by Anne Papina on October 31, 2013

(Bones of the Dead Cookies) Celebrations of Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, date back to ancient times, originating from the Celtic festival “Samhain” (sah-win) — a harvest festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the “season of darkness and cold.” While the festival itself was one of joy, the Celts […]


White Chocolate & Kabocha Pumpkin Cheesecake

by Anne Papina on October 10, 2006

Courtesy of Chef Michelle Suh The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles (ARA) – One of the most famous images of Thanksgiving is the iconic Norman Rockwell painting depicting a big family of several generations gathered around a huge table in hungry anticipation of a big turkey dinner and all the fixings. But for […]


Chocolate Baumkuchen

by Anne Papina on February 8, 2002

This dessert is both beautiful and delicious. The finished product resembles the dobos torte but with paper-thin layers. Be sure to read through the entire recipe before jumping in!


Ice Cream Cake

by Anne Papina on February 8, 2002

Ice Cream Cake   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 8 hours Total time 8 hours 15 mins   Author: Anne Papina Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 10-12 Ingredients ¾ box Nilla Wafers, crushed 1 quart chocolate ice cream, softened 1 quart French vanilla ice cream, softened 6 Heath bars, crushed Chocolate syrup Kahlua […]


Upside Down Apple Gingerbread

by Anne Papina on October 20, 2001

Talk about comfort foods… YUM. This makes the perfect use of apples as we head into a chilly winter. The recipe below is a twist on the version I found in the book The Passionate Palate: Recipes for Cooking Up a Delicious Life.