Orange and Cream Cake

Orange and Cream Cake

This orange and cream cake will remind you of a Creamsicle. Just one bite of the intense orange cake and orange-cream frosting is addictive. A great cake.

Indonesia Spice Cake

Indonesia Spice Cake

This butter-rich spice cake, flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and known as spekkuk is an inheritance from Holland’s colonization of Indonesia.

A square white bowl of leek and potato soup with bacon

Leek and Potato Soup with Bacon

Leek and potato soup with bacon is a family favorite. Tender leeks and earthy potatoes make this soup hearty. The bacon adds smokiness. A keeper soup.

Gorgonzola Custards with Pears

Gorgonzola Custards with Pears

Voluptuous Gorgonzola custards, called sformati, share a plate with thin slices of pears and watercress tossed in a vinaigrette. The custards can be baked ahead, so entertaining is easy.

Several of Dorie Greenspan's rugelach tumbling our of a jar

Dorie Greenspan’s Rugelach

These butter-and-cream-cheese pastries are filled with cinnamon-sugared nuts, a slick of jam, currants, and a handful of chopped chocolate.