Recipe Index

dessert & pies archive

winter citrus fruit salad

February and I haven’t always been on the best of terms. Grey short days with lots of rain don’t do much to raise the spirits. This February (& throw in January too) has been nothing short of spectacular. Sunny, warm…

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go big or go home: lemon meringue pie

This is a birthday pie I made for my husband last month. He’s born January 2nd and if there is a time when desserts are the last thing on my mind, January 2nd would be the day. But this pie…

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chard with fettucini, lemon and cheese & a carrot call-out

It’s winter and the CSA I belong to loves giving me chard and kale. My favorite way to prepare it is to saute it with garlic and shallots and then toss it up with lemon and Parmesan cheese. It’s easy,…

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coronation grape galette

Yup, I made a galette out of grapes. I know, I know, you probably just snack on grapes or maybe scatter them into a chicken or waldorf salad. But making a pie out of my favorite grape ever is a…

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cherry buttermilk sherbet

I have been seeing homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas and sherbets popping up on food blogs all summer long and it’s been driving me bonkers! I really, really wanted to make some ice cream but I also didn’t want to…

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the best strawberry rhubarb crumble ever

This is the best strawberry rhubarb crumble ever, no foolin’. Sure I can be a bit generous in my praise at times, but trust me on this one. Go make this dessert now. Skip ahead to the recipe. I’ll wait.…

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baked apples and a little begging…

I had baked apples once as a kid. I wasn’t too impressed, but then again I was picky and fruit didn’t count as dessert in my books. Fortunately, tastes change and baked apples are pretty rad. And easy to make.…

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let’s call them rustic: brown butter cookies & other holiday goodies

I was super excited when I saw Gourmet’s favorite cookie guide. Cookie recipes from 1941 to 2008…amazing!!! The first cookies that really caught my eye were the brown butter cookies from 1961 and when Cornelius needed to make some cookies…

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