Category Archives: Desserts

Francois Payard’s Chocolate Pecan Tart

A decadent twist on the pecan pie will be an instant hit this holiday season. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is “dessert table” baking day and the aroma wafting through the kitchen is intoxicating. Pies, small decorative cookies, and cakes are dessert menu staples, and this year Pecan Pie with a twist is new on the list. The addition of chocolate

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The sweet flavors and aromas of fall: Delicious apple butter

The aroma of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and cooked apples waft through the neighborhood as apple butter is being prepared and put up.   These autumnal flavors are just one of the gifts Mother Nature gives us this time of year and with all of the choices at my fingertips to whip up for the dessert table, it’s always difficult

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Celebrate Love with Chef Daniel Billheimer’s Chambord Crème Brulee

Create a tantalizing dessert for a romantic weekend “in”. Manhattan’s Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge Executive Chef Daniel Billheimer’s Chambord Crème Brulee is on the menu for Valentine’s Day weekend. Chef Daniel will introduce a masterpiece  at Monarch and although we can’t all be in Manhattan for the weekend, we can make this decadent delight at home. Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday

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