Flan with bienmesabe crust and cardamom and buttermilk whipped cream

This probably won't surprise anyone, but let me come out and say it. I don't agree with all the gluten free propaganda out there. If you have a condition, then yes, by all means avoid it, but if not, then I don't want to hear it! That said, my first reaction when targeting gluten free …

tocinillo de cielo, a traditional Spanish custard

tocinillo de cielo, a traditional Spanish custard

"Tocinillo de cielo" is a traditional Spanish custard. The name translates to something like "little bacon from heaven." I'm not sure how "bacon-y" it is, but it's definitely a heavenly dessert. It's a great recipe to have on hand if you have a lot of extra egg yolks. Bonus: this traditional Spanish dessert is lactose free.

fruit cake

Now that the holidays are over, you may be sick of fruit cake. But I want to tell you about a very special fruit cake. I didn’t realize this until now, but the making of this cake started in the fall of 2012. Remember when I found those very interesting pears growing wild by a …