dessert

  1. Frosted Heart Cookies

    Few things are more therapeutic than mixing colors in a bowl and frosting cookies. These cookies involved only my second time using food coloring and I have to say, I’m kind of hooked on synthetic colors. I’m being only mildly sarcastic here. The truth is, I’ve always believed that food can be both pretty and Continue…

    What we’re looking at here folks is sugar and butter, layered with sugar. Because that is what this holiday is all about!

  2. Chocolate-Filled Chocolate Macarons (The French Way)

    At some point, it became expected that whenever I would go home to visit my family, I would bring a delicious baked good (or goods). In some ways, it was a self-imposed challenge. Once I started writing about food, every family get-together was an opportunity to try a new recipe. Besides, baked goods traveled much Continue…

  3. Matzo Brittle, for Passover (and Easter, Too)

    Growing up in a pretty secular family, I never paid close attention to the Jewish holidays–aside from always enjoying the food and the family time. If there’s one Jewish staple that I’ve always loved and looked forward to having in my house, it’s matzo. My dad would purchase it in bulk from Costco and it Continue…

  4. Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Adieu

    Whoopie! I’d like to start this post by saying–before you get confused–that the title of this post refers to the somewhat odd timing of this recipe. As it happens, Spring arrived for just a fraction of a second this weekend. Well, it actually stayed a while. I’m not sure if this is just San Francisco Continue…

  5. Vanilla Bean Pear Compote/Sundae

    How do you feel about sundaes? And poached pears? And homemade vanilla bean ice cream? And homemade chocolate sauce? Yup, that’s what I thought. I’m right there with you. Get me a bowl and a spoon, pronto. Last week, I told you about my second attempt at vanilla bean ice cream and today, I’m going Continue…

  6. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: If You Love Somebody

    If you’ve never had homemade vanilla bean ice cream before, I must inform you: you have not lived. Ok, maybe you’ve lived little–but not to the potential that you COULD be living. I’ve had a few disasters in the kitchen: marshmallows-check. Pumpkin ice cream- check. Brown rice -check–and hey, don’t judge! That pumpkin ice cream Continue…

  7. Poached Pear and Brown Butter Tart

    Most people make pies for Thanksgiving, but not I. No, I make tarts. Tarts or cakes, but preferably tarts. I used to make tarts in pie pans, but the situation simply wasn’t ideal. So when I finally acquired a tart pan, I could finally make the tarts of my dreams, with perfectly-shaped crusts that would Continue…

  8. Blackberry Sour Cream Cobbler + The xx

    When The Kitchen Diaries first arrived on my doorstep from Amazon, I was really excited. But after flipping through it a few times, I found myself somewhat disappointed–I was ready to start bookmarking recipes, but I couldn’t seem to get into the book. The number of lamb and pork dishes threw me off, as I Continue…

  9. Pumpkin. Swirl. Brownies: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Who knew I had a thing for pumpkins. They’ve never been a staple of my diet, nor something I’ve sought out in the past, but it seems like they’ve managed to work their way into many a dinner, dessert, and even breakfast. While catching up on my favorite food blogs over morning coffee, I came Continue…

  10. Pumpkin Tea Cake: I Knew This Would Happen

    I should have known. When I made this tea cake that it would go straight in my belly. And fast. As most crumbly, moist, and tender little cakes do. I haven’t always been a fan of Fall. Fall used to mean the end of long summer days. Dark mornings. But somehow, Fall made its way Continue…

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