Ruth Kirwan

Midwestern transplant living in New York City. I live in a teeny apartment in NYC with my husband, whom I call the Big Man. I'm a food writer, recipe developer and tester, cooking school instructor, and total cheese lover. I'm happiest whenever I'm in front of a hot stove with a wooden spoon in my hand.

Eton Mess

Eton Mess

Layers of whipped cream, fruit and baked mini meringues, a good Eton Mess is crunchy, toothsome, sweet and refreshing.

Spicy Homemade Kettle Corn

Spicy Homemade Kettle Corn

This is not a snack that cooks away on the stove while you wash the dishes or answer the door. Kettle corn demands- and earns- your undivided attention.