Dark Chocolate Ice Cream closeup

Aug 21, 2016

Jeni’s Deepest, Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

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!   

Parfait USA trio

Jun 26, 2016

Blueberry Strawberry Parfait USA

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

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

May 22, 2016

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

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

Strawberry Blueberry Galette a la mode

May 15, 2016

Strawberry Blueberry Galette

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

Whipped Strawberry Pie

May 11, 2016

Whipped Strawberry Pie

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

Lavender Creme Brulee Closeup

Apr 8, 2016

Lavender Crème Brulee (No Torch Needed)

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

Irish Coffee Creme Brulee Served

Mar 16, 2016

Irish Coffee Creme Brulee

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

No torch creme brulee trio

Mar 13, 2016

No Torch Creme Brulee

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

Lavender Pear Mascarpone Tart, cut

Feb 17, 2016

Lavender Pear Mascarpone Tart

Winter has its beauty—snow draped boughs, crisp landscapes. But over time even the loveliest winter can challenge a positive attitude. As winter drags on, doesn’t life call for a touch of spring?  Perhaps in the form of a Lavender Pear Mascarpone Tart?  This winter-into-spring dessert is really a light pear cheesecake, adorned with a touch of lavender and resting on … Continue reading

Fudgiest Whole Wheat Brownies

Feb 12, 2016

Fudgiest Whole Wheat Brownies

Aren’t fudge brownies beautiful?  Gooey, chocolaty, sweet.  Even the box mixes are good—enough to make this organic girl cave. Until I tried this recipe for Fudgiest Whole Wheat Brownies. Now I’m a convert to homemade!  The recipe came from King Arthur with just a few small changes (including reducing the batch size by half).  To make them extra special for … Continue reading

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