Pecan Pumpkin Scones

Nov 3, 2016

Pecan Pumpkin Scones

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin.  And since one of my favorite anytime treats is scones, I decided to convert them to pecan pumpkin scones.  Are you intimidated by scones?  Well, trust me, there is no need to be.  I learned to make them from my daughter-who-doesn’t-cook, and I have never (EVER) produced a rock-scone. Sodden bread, yes, brittle … Continue reading

Pear Riesling Sorbet

Oct 30, 2016

Pear Riesling Sorbet

If ice cream is made for summer, is fruit sorbet—like this Pear Riesling Sorbet–made for fall? Last summer I had a great time testing ice cream recipes from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home .  I made a few from the book (like this chocolate), then took her how-to-avoid-hard-icy-homemade ice cream theories and started innovating (pumpkin anyone?).  It was so … Continue reading

Fall Colors Pavlova Meringue Dessert

Oct 13, 2016

Fall Colors Pavlova Dessert with Sorbet

If you are a locavore, fall is the time to stockpile for winter.  Buy a side of pork for the freezer, store some onions in a cool place and fire up the spare refrigerator for the extra carrots and beets.  Then turn last season’s frozen egg whites into a Fall Colors Pavlova Meringue dessert.  What?  Yup, make dessert. 

Pumpkin Ice Cream Cone Outdoors

Oct 2, 2016

Pumpkin Ice Cream, Jeni Style

Pumpkin Ice Cream.  It’s one of my favorite fall treats.  Usually I head to Baskin Robbins, but this year I decided to make my own.   I love the idea of controlling the ingredients in homemade ice cream.  Organic cream, real pumpkin, NO carrageenan.  And how many desserts have a full day’s supply of vitamin A?  

Drunken Chocolate Pear Tart on table

Sep 18, 2016

Drunken Chocolate Pear Tart

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!     

Serving Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Sep 8, 2016

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

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

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