Mixed Berry Tiramisu

Many years ago I found a mixed berry version in Bon Appetit Magazine and since all kinds of berries were plentiful in early summer in Upstate New York, I thought I would give it a try. SUCCESS! I served it at a family picnic and everyone accused me of buying it from a bakery.

Peach Custard Tart - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Sugar Craving: Peach Custard Tart

As you know, I frequently have middle of the night cravings. This time I have a sugar craving. Yes, a sugar craving! I must have been dreaming about it, because I pictured it perfectly as I woke. The temptation was too overwhelming. Salivating…I headed for the kitchen and knew precisely […]


Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles

Christmas is just around the corner.  When I was shopping at Home Goods the other day, finishing up the last of my long shopping list, I found some really cute holiday treat bags.  I usually make Christmas cookies, but this year I thought I would make something different.We have a […]


Fresh Meyers Lemon Mousse

Did you know that November 30th is National Mousse Day?  Neither did I!As I’ve mentioned before, Rob is a big dessert guy.  To be honest, I can’t think of a sweet that he doesn’t love.  I’ve made chocolate mousse many times but since it’s now harvest time for Meyers Lemons […]

Classic Indian Pudding

Classic Indian Pudding

The first time I ever tasted Indian Pudding was at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA.  This recipe was brought to our country by the pilgrims and originally cornmeal mush.  On special occasions, some ingenious pilgrim added molasses, eggs and different spices to make it into a dessert. I […]

Peach Custard Tart - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Peach Custard Tart

I have to tell you about my 13-year-old granddaughter, Georgia. She plays Lacrosse, is a talented singer & actor who loves theater. But Georgia’s great love is BAKING – and that girl can bake!

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

My Mom was a great Mom but when it came to cooking not so much.  Her main goal was to make sure dinner was on the table at 5:00 when my Dad came home from work.  She was really good at stretching a meal to feed the 6 of us and casseroles were her specialty.
I remember that big yellow Pyrex bowl serves steaming from the oven with tuna noodle casserole (always served with crushed potato chips on top), scalloped potatoes and ham,
goulash, etc. I guess in the 50’s there was no Food Network!

There was one dessert we all loved and she usually made it for special occasions like birthdays.
Remember Icebox Cake?  It was whipped cream layered with Nabisco Chocolate Wafer made in a loaf pan.

This recipe is many steps up from the original.