Dessert

Tarte au Citron – Lemon Tart

April 5, 2010

I spent most of last week trying to figure out what to bring to my in-laws’ for Easter dinner – and after days of deliberation concluded what better dessert than a lemony, buttery pastry topped with fresh berries to welcome spring!  Baking a tart always seemed very intimidating, but was always something I kept wanting […]

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Pineapple Sorbet

August 3, 2009

Looking for a quick, light and refreshing way to beat the summer heat? This Pineapple Sorbet from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop is the easiest and cheapest recipe that I have come across for my ice cream maker. The original recipe suggests using a fresh pineapple, but canned pineapple (unsweetened and packed in juice) will […]

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S’Mores Cupcakes

July 2, 2009

There are some things that just say “summer” to me: cookouts in my parents’ backyard, competitive games of bocce, cold glasses of iced tea with fresh lemons, large slices of watermelon, strawberry shortcake and s’mores. These cupcakes are the perfect addition to a summer cookout. Martha Stewart’s cupcakes inspired my assembly method, but I used […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

March 1, 2009

As I mentioned in my sorbet post, I’ve been stockpiling homemade ice cream and sorbet recipes for quite awhile. Mint Chocolate Chip is one of my favorite flavors, so I was quite excited when I saw this recipe on the blog Proceed with Caution. This was my first attempt at homemade ice cream, so I […]

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