Jul29

Dark Chocolate Chip Pavlova with Strawberry Whipped Cream

This has been an exciting week for me! I am so happy to let you know that I am going to write a second cookbook!  It will be another book about pies, because you can’t have too much pie I suppose, but this book will be different than the last in that it will focus on gourmet ingredients and high-end flavors.  I have a pretty tight deadline for this one but I am confident I can get it all written in time.  To celebrate I decided...

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May09

Strawberry Filled Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Summer is coming. It is not exactly here yet, but with the rising temperatures and cloudless skies I can feel it on the horizon.  I am ready for it this year after the unpleasantly cold winter we had.  When the weather gets warm I start craving specific things.  Grilled meats, potato salad, and cool citrus drinks.  Now that winter is a distant memory, I have begun dusting off some of my warm weather recipes and shopping with an eye...

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Jul19

Strawberry Nutella Crumb Bars

“Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.” — Amos Bronson Alcott I do not often discuss the struggles I go through testing and re-testing recipes because I am not sure how interesting my development process is to you all.  Some recipes come together with one try, but those are sadly few and far between.  Others, like this recipe, make me want to tear out my hair, weep, cry, and...

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Feb13

Crepes with Fresh Fruit, Whipped Cream and Ganache

Sounds fancy, right?  Well, it is fancy but it is not as complicated as you might think.  If you have never made crepes before then you need to know a few things. First, the thinner the crepe the better.  Crepes are quite eggy and if you make them too thick they will overpower the dessert.  I use an 8 ” omelet pan to cook my crepes and I use 3/4 of a standard size ladle, which is about 1/4 cup of batter.  It will seem like you...

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