ALL RECIPES, Celebrity Recipes, Dessert, Famous Chefs

SALTED CARAMEL PECAN CAKE

SALTED CARAMEL PECAN CAKE

Picture #1: Salted Caramel cake as made by House Beautiful food columnist Alex Hitz. Picture #2: Salted Caramel Pecan cake as made by Spectacularly Delicious. Although these two cakes wouldn’t be mistaken for identical twins they do bear more than a passing resemblance looks-wise. But down in their souls, their very essence, they are one […]

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ALL RECIPES, Famous Chefs, Salads

GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

One of my food rules (and there are many) is always order the things with avocado when in California. The west coast seems to have a way with them, consistently butter soft and flavorful, enriching eggs, sandwiches, quesadillas and just about anything else you can think of. This rule was validated on a recent trip […]

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ALL RECIPES, Celebrity Recipes, Main Dishes, Vegetables

CUPOLA di BUCATINI / PASTA DOME RECIPE

CUPOLA di BUCATINI / PASTA DOME RECIPE

Frequent readers will know that Spectacularly Delicious has a fondness for tall food. From croquembouche pyramids to kugelhopf ziggurats, the peaks of Mont Blancs to tumbling cascades of lobster, we take the “haute” in  haute cuisine very seriously. That goes for alta cucuina as well. The arching swell of Spec D’s Pasta al Duomo is joined by another architectural […]

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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Relish

SALT LIBRARY

SALT LIBRARY

Flavored and specialty salts have been infiltrating the larder here for some time now. So much so that an inventory was in order. Here’s what we found:   SPANISH ROSEMARY SALT (The Filling Station) Nice rosemary aroma, nice rosemary taste, pleasing loose grain. ♦♦                   MERLOT SALT (The […]

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Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Relish, Kitchen Gadgets

SPICED PICKLED PEPPERS

SPICED PICKLED PEPPERS

All the pickle and relish recipes here on Spectacularly Delicious are worthy in their own unique way. Still, like children, one always has one’s favorites even though it’s generally a good idea to hide it. With kids psyches get scarred; with recipes readers might think less of the other pickles and relishes if one is […]

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Dessert, Sullivan Family Recipes

IN PRAISE OF PUDDING / DARK CHOCOLATE PUDDING RECIPE

IN PRAISE OF PUDDING / DARK CHOCOLATE PUDDING RECIPE

I’m not exactly sure when it happened but quite some time ago chocolate pudding fell from favor. Could it have been the ascendancy of fancy French chocolate mousse that rang the death knell for chocolate pudding as we knew it? Or maybe it was misguided notions like Shake-a-Pudd’n. Yes we did that. The Sullivan boys were […]

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