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Category: Dessert

Pecan Pavlova Cookies with Cranberry Curd and Maple Pecans

The intimidating part about having a blog is that the longer you go without posting, the more pressure there is to put up a seriously fantastic blow-your-socks-off post. And yeah, it’s been a looooonnng time since I’ve graced this page with my presence…

Seasonal Fruit > Seasonal Candy

My friend recently posted something on Facebook that I found particularly on point. She alluded to the fact that people get seriously excited about holiday candy (i.e. Cadbury eggs), but not so much about seasonal fruits and vegetables. I’m in total agreement – I’ve always…

From Chocolate Cake to Chicken Tostadas

I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth – it’s salty all the way for me. Give me the choice of crispy, salt-encrusted chips or a towering slice of achingly sweet chocolate cake, and the chips will be gone before you even had the chance…

I Couldn’t Resist

There are some things that I usually only buy when they’re in season – strawberries, tomatoes, corn, peaches…  They just taste so much better when they’ve been picked at peak ripeness and haven’t traveled thousands of miles. I’m certainly not in…

Mini Apple-Date-Ginger Tarts

Whenever I have leftover tart dough, it’s a bit of a mixed blessing. I love having it on hand in the freezer, but I also feel like I need to use NOW.  Luckily, I got to have a mini bake-a-thon this past weekend when I went…

Pumpkin Cookies, Two Ways

Where, oh where, did the summer go?  Fall is always so sneaky and manages to creep up and surprise you.  All of a sudden, you’re glad to be wearing your cozy winter jacket to bike to work in the 40-degree crispness of the morning, but on the…

Pear, Fig, and Ginger Bread Pudding with Whiskey Whipped Cream

Wow – that’s quite a mouthful!  I promise you, though…this is tasty.  Most of my “creations” come about because I need to make something for a potluck, but don’t have time to run to the store.  Bread pudding is always an excellent…

Double Ginger Cookies

Potlucks, dinners, and weekends away are the perfect time to make those desserts that you wouldn’t normally make just for yourself to gorge on, but are seriously craving. If I were to make these cookies for myself, they would disappear in an obscenely short amount of time (and…

Easiest chocolate cake EVER

Sometimes you need chocolate. This is a daily occurrence for me (as witnessed by the ever-present bar of chocolate in my desk at work), but occasionally when I’m at home on the weekends, I find myself without even the tiniest crumb of chocolate.  How this could happen…