Baking & Desserts

Nothing brings a smile to the face the way the smell of baking bread, cookies, cakes and pies can. And we need more smiling in this world, so I encourage you to take time to bake something at least once a week to make you and those you love grin from ear to ear.

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Tarte Tatin by Chef Jacques Pépin

May 19, 2016

This famous upside-down apple tart starts with caramelized apples, studded with almonds and bits of chewy apricots, and topped with a flaky, buttery crust. Inverted, this dessert makes an impressive—and mouthwatering—presentation.

Easy Blueberry Crunch

April 9, 2016

Try this simple and delicious recipe from veteran gardener and talented cook, Judy Barrett, which can be found in her new book from Texas A&M Press: "Recipes From and For the Garden".

Recipe: Fig Jam

February 26, 2016

Before too long, figs will be plentiful. Be ready for them with this recipe from Stephanie McClenny, which can be found in Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding, written by Marilyn McCray and published by Octane Press.

Judy Barrett’s Lemon Sesame Cookies

January 22, 2016

When I visited author, gardener and cook, Judy Barrett, at her home in Taylor, Texas, she had just made a batch of Lemon sesame Cookies. She used lemons she'd harvested from her lemon tree the day before.

Recipes: How ’bout Pie?

January 8, 2016

Peace Through Pie is simple as said pastry. Bake a pie -- sweet or savory -- and share it with others over conversation that centers around issues of peace and community as started by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February is National Pie Month

January 8, 2016

February is National Pie Month, and lucky us--there's an extra day this year to celebrate! In honor of this near perfect food Field & Feast will feature both savory and sweet pies from family and friends as well as radio show listeners and web visitors all month long. The more the merrier--so send your pie recipe for inclusion.

Homemade Applesauce

November 27, 2015

Cookbook author and cooking school instructor, Tina Wasserman, believes in cooking from scratch using seasonal ingredients. You can find her recipe for applesauce in Entrée to Judaism for Families: Jewish Cooking & Kitchen Conversations with Children.

Knafeh: A Sweet Relief

June 19, 2015

If you want something delicious and decadent and different -- Knafeh fits the bill.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

June 5, 2015

Making jelly is usually one of the first items people new to food preservation undertake. But once you have a pantry full of jellies and jams -- then what? If you're Daniel Gasteiger, author of Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too -- you make cookies.

Recipe: Easter Bread

March 29, 2015

Anyone who was friend or family of the Nasti clan when my mother and father were still alive got to indulge in the joys of Easter Bread. It is slightly sweet, dense, braided bread, drizzled with a confectioner’s sugar icing.