A Drunken Chocolate Pear Tart—does life get any better? This fall I happened into a good supply of organic pears. Since organic pears can be hard to find, I was excited!
The last hurrahs of summer are upon us. With still-warm days, and hints of color, early September can be extraordinary, blending summer’s welcome with the flavor of fall. And if you happen to need an out-of-the-ordinary summer into fall breakfast, this Apple Dutch Baby Pancake may be just the ticket. A Dutch Baby Pancake, also known as a German Pancake, … Continue reading
I have a deep dark secret. I am an ice cream addict. Yes, treats like this deep dark chocolate ice cream have been sabotaging my diet all summer long. And I only feel so bad about it!
The 4th of July holiday is a time for fun and celebration! This year I am trying to be health conscious as well and wanted to make a dessert that was healthier–but still keep all the fun! What better seasonal food to use for this day of red, white and blue than berries! So I layered strawberries, blueberries and a … Continue reading
Can the weather have multiple personality disorder? We had frost last week, shorts weather over the weekend and next week will plunge back to highs of 50-something. I am going to stop trying to plan planning and just keep Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles in the freezer! But summer will come—and I’m determined to take full advantage! … Continue reading
I am particular about my fruit pies. The fruit must be tender, the flavor, sweet-tart. But especially important is the ratio of fruit to crust. I expect the two to meld like a symphony, the deep bass of the crust complimenting but not to overtaking the melody of the fruit. And I call my kids picky! This Strawberry Blueberry Galette … Continue reading
Have you ever turned a problem into something amazing? Recently I discovered gallons (yes, gallons) of frozen strawberries in the basement freezer—preserved from the 2015 harvest. I panicked at first, then turned them into Whipped Strawberry Pie (Strawberry Silk Pie per my husband). It was the hit of Mother’s Day brunch! As a dedicated locavore, I try to preserve lots … Continue reading
I admit it. I am obsessed. What can I say. Crème Brulee # 3 is here—this time Lavender Crème Brulee. Hey, I posted some healthy recipes in between. Lavender Crème Brulee brings together two wonderful food sensations: the crunchy melted sugar topped custard of a standard crème brulee along with the subtly floral, spring-like flavor of lavender. Mother’s Day brunch … Continue reading
You can tell an obsessed blogger by the repetitive posts. Yes, today I’m making an Irish Coffee Crème Brulee for St Patrick’s Day–right after my basic vanilla creme brulee. Would it help if I told you I feel guilty about double desserts? Fish or vegetables next time, cross my heart! But this dessert is a testament to just how easy … Continue reading
Most dessert isn’t exactly health food. But sometimes a girl’s got to indulge. So when I learned you can make crème brulee without a torch, I couldn’t resist. At least my no torch crème brulee is organic. And it’s under 300 calories! I have a new food philosophy. Eat great healthy local food. Most of the time. Then slip in … Continue reading