Desserts

Sangria Fruit Cobbler

June 25, 2013
Sangria Fruit Cobbler

&#^@%, we left the wine opener in Florida. I could have taken it as a sign. But I didn’t. Because it was almost 10am. And I was alone in the house with a bag of plums and a $6 bottle of wine that I was surprised to discover wasn’t a screw top. The odds… But [...]

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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

April 27, 2013
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

5 ingredients to heaven. 5 simple ingredients. I don’t know that any single of ice cream has ever been so rich and decadent. And after being pretty much sugar-free for 30 days, I was good after a single bite. After officially wrapping up the Whole30, I wanted sushi rolls – complete with white rice. Jason [...]

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Dinosaur Train Fondant Cupcake Toppers

April 22, 2013
Dinosaur Train Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Those are the fondant cupcake toppers from Landry’s Dinosaur Train birthday party. And the photo on the left was the inspiration for those cupcakes: Seriously, I was this close to making the “Tiny” cupcake, too (the topper on the bottom left). And the fact that I am still alive today tells you that someone in [...]

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Chocolate Chunk Bagels

January 13, 2013
Chocolate Chunk (Chip) Bagels

A few years ago, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to start making most of our own bread. With a little bit of scheduling and some room in the freezer, I could bake up sandwich bread, burger buns, english muffins, and bagels without having to buy very much. Aside from burger buns, my favorite [...]

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White Chocolate-Peppermint Chunk Cookies

December 10, 2012
White Chocolate-Peppermint Chunk Cookies

It’s a cookie hangover kind of Monday. Yesterday I took 6 dozen cookies to a cookie exchange… and came home with 6 dozen different cookies. Chocolate-covered cherry cookies, chocolate-peppermint sandwich cookies, peanut butter truffles, chocolate-ginger cookies, cinnamon-chocolate chip… In between baking and packaging up 6 dozen cookies and the tummy full of deliciously sweet shame [...]

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Christmas Cookie Icing

December 7, 2012
Sugar Cookie Icing

You know what the best part of decorating cookies is? That moment right before you actually start making the icing. Everything is clean, lined up, and ready to go. Because by the time that the icing is done, all bags and bottles have been filled with each color, and the cookies are spread out… the [...]

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Gingerbread Caramels

November 29, 2012
Gingerbread Caramel

This is a very exciting Christmas on the “Christmas as a Parent” scale. The first Christmas was all about watching your sweet bundle of drool staring hypnotically at the blinking tree. That’s also the one where you learn that no matter how awesome or noisy or flashy that toy is, the box or bag or [...]

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Let’s Talk Leftovers: Cranberry Sauce Brownies

November 15, 2012
Cranberry Brownies

Have leftover cranberry sauce? Me, too. Already. In addition to the cranberry-apricot chutney that I’ve put on everything that was slow enough for me to catch, I also tested out a new port-infused cranberry sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. It was simple and boozy. And beautiful. And boozy. In trying to brain storm a way to [...]

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