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Looks like we’re slowly easing into fall. Gone is the oppressive heat and humidity, and we’re heading into sweater weather. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I made an enormous pot of soup and this apple – pear galette. Granny Smith … Continue reading
The pint containers of fat blueberries in the market were just too good to pass up. I bought three – one to eat after lunch, and two to make a crostata. Crostata is sort of a lazy man’s pie – … Continue reading
I labored over a pie for Labor Day! Because it’s a holiday, and because we’re about to bid adieu to the gorgeous, locally grown strawberries in the market. Hard to imagine another summer is drawing to a close, but I … Continue reading
One of the best things about summer are the fruits to make pies with. I love peach pie, and the addition of blueberries, makes it even better!
I love lemons. When I was a teen, I spritzed myself with Love’s Fresh Lemon Body Mist and shampooed my hair with Lemon Up shampoo. Aah, Lemon Up shampoo – the yellow bottle with the plastic lemon cap! It’s still … Continue reading
The strawberries in the market on Saturday were too gorgeous to resist. I bought two quarts – one for eating, and one for dessert. A tart shell, brushed with melted dark chocolate, with a sweetened cream cheese filling, and crowned … Continue reading
Lemon desserts always makes me think of spring, and although the temperatures still feel winter-like, there’s always this lovely, citrusy cake.
Chocolate cream pie is a diner classic, and was the decadent finish to our Easter dinner. It’s also very easy to make, a pre-baked crust, chocolate filling made on top of the stove, topped with sweetened whipped cream. Of course, … Continue reading
Mary Bailey probably didn’t serve this pie to George on Christmas Eve, but I’ll bet she would have if she had the recipe! Sure, it’s not a traditional holiday pie like pumpkin, pecan, or apple – but since the boy … Continue reading
Just when we’re pied out from Thanksgiving, Joe’s birthday rolls around and it’s time for cake! This Hawaiian Wedding cake is named for the addition of crushed pineapple and coconut, and it’s delicious! It could also be baked as muffins … Continue reading
These are the perfect cupcakes to take on a summer picnic or to the beach. They’re rich, soft, and full of chocolate chips – so good, you’ll want to eat two. So good, they don’t need frosting, and really, who … Continue reading
So Tuesday was my friend Dan’s birthday, and I know this because one of the Boy’s many talents is keeping track of everyone’s birthdays – friends, family, as well as celebrities.He’s been keeping us keenly aware that August 1st is … Continue reading
Yep, more of the “Fill and Fold Faux Pie”! What makes it even easier is my newly discovered method of dropping peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, then an ice bath, which makes the skins slide off. Assembly time … Continue reading
The strawberries on 9th Street were gorgeous over the weekend, I decided that strawberry shortcake would be on the menu for our Father’s Day dinner. I didn’t want to make biscuits or sponge cake – I wanted to try something … Continue reading
I love a good one pan – no frosting cake, it’s perfect for a busy weekend like the one we just had. It’s moist, with the addition of fresh raspberries, and a sprinkling of confectionery sugar make this cake really special!