What Is Thirst?

The cup of water you give to the poor, to the sick. the way you lift a dying teach an ignorant child, the way you give medicine to a leper... your attitude and manners toward them -- all this is Love for the world. "There is still love in the world!"  Let's imprint this in …

Never Send Away A Hungry Person

Words of "Mother Teresa"   "Give whatever you can, and if you have nothing, do not worry; give your hands to serve and hearts to love. By helping others, you will be rewarded with peace and joy."

Lemon Ginger Cookies

To make things more visually interesting and to carry on with the helo-yourself feel of the evening, keep the dessert course loose and carefree.  Set out the roasted pears, then place some drop cookies on a platter, with squared of store-bought dark chocolate, dried fruits, and toasted nuts.   1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, …

Texas Sheet Cake

This bake-sale and potluck staple is moist, dense, and ultra-chocolaty.  We lined the pan with parchment to make it easier to transfer the cake to a serving platter.       For Cake. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more (room temperature) for pan 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon …

Perfect Pound Cake

As long as you have the basic refrigerator and pantry staples on hand, you can whip up this buttery-sweet classic.  This recipe even skips leaveners like baking soda and baking powder; instead, you give the cake its requisite lift by beating the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until fluffy.  The endlessly adaptable cake is lovely …

Broiled Plums

Sometimes all you want after dinner is a bowl of fruit.  With a little brandy and a sprinkle of light-brown sugar, fresh plums can be transformed into a warm, juicy, caramelized dessert.  Whether you serve the broiled fruit as is or top it with mascarpone, whipped cream.ice cream or frozen yogurt, the plums cap of …

Double Chocolate Brownies

The best brownies need absolutely no special ingredients or decorations no chocolate chips, no M&Ms, no frosting, nothing.  Their magic lies in a subtly crispy crust and fudgy, moist (but not too gooey) middle.  To that end, this recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate as well as cocoa powder.  With just the seven ingredients here, you'll …