Magnolia’s Banana Pudding

Last week I went to New York, and I could not help taking an abbreviated tour of the city’s most noted cupcakeries while I was there. Of course the iconic Magnolia Bakery topped my list, and I knew I had to try their cupcakes. With a line around the block, they’ve got to be good, [...]

Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake

Yesterday would have been my Nana’s birthday. She passed away this July, but a few days before she died, she shared this recipe with me. We were talking about the old Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, and she told me how she used to go there every night after work. They had this amazing grapefruit [...]

Raspberry Peach Pie

I LOVE PIE. Who doesn’t, really? But somehow, it seems so difficult to find truly great pie in Los Angeles. There’s a lot of good pie out there, that’s for sure — DuPar’s, 4 ‘n 20, House of Pie, the list goes on — but great pie is a rare thing indeed. So today, for [...]