Category Archives: Recipes

German Chocolate Cake

Lately I’ve been pretty excited for plums, peaches and nectarines. I wasn’t quite expecting to be baking a decadent chocolate cake in the middle of August, but life and family like to change plans. Anyway, I’m glad they do because I finally get to share here one of my all time favorite desserts. German chocolate cake [...]
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Blackberry & Marshmallow Semifreddo

One of my favorite things about summer is blackberries. I visit the farmers’ market each Saturday to claim my share. I usually have to arrive early, due to short supply, and hurriedly seek out the blackberry growers first. Then I buy quarts and quarts for eating, baking and freezing (for when they are no [...]
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Rhubarb Oat Muffins

I know for most people rhubarb season starts in the early spring. For me though, I just can’t think of rhubarb at any other time than right now. That’s because every year, around the middle of the summer, we head north up to my grandparent’s home where there’s always a fresh supply just-picked rhubarb and [...]
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Strawberry Chocolate Galette & a Giveaway

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I have a weakness for frozen custard. Although, this post is not one about making frozen custard (someday, I hope!). There’s a certain place in town called Andy’s that has a custard blended with chopped chocolate and strawberries that is one of my favorites. I quite [...]
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Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart

I can tell I am getting older (aside from the more obvious indications such as birthdays each year). There are all of those foods that I just could not and would not eat as a kid – tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, pecans and coconut. I’ve given many of these “grody” foods a second chance and [...]
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Mascarpone Swirled Brownies

The first year we were married, Food & Wine magazine mysteriously showed up at our house without us signing up or paying for a subscription. Maybe it was an anonymous wedding gift or a newlywed promotion, I’m not sure. It’s funny to think we got a food centric magazine back then, because at the time [...]
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