Fruit

Grapefruit Scones

January 25, 2012
Lighter Grapefruit Scones

With a bounty (15 lbs!) of beautiful Texas grapefruit, Grapefruit Scones were one of the first things on my list to tackle after we replaced our broken oven. I wanted a simple cream scone, studded with grapefruit, that wasn’t to sweet and not too terrible for my waistline. I started with the Basic Cream Scone [...]

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Green Monster Smoothie

January 18, 2012
Green Monster Smoothie

Totally honest here. I would have never, ever tried this if I hadn’t been “January motivated.” That “New Year-Healthier You” high can make a person do really crazy things. Like running to undo that afternoon cupcake snack. And enjoying it. Or deciding to stay in for a healthy dinner and dirty dishes rather than going [...]

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Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

January 12, 2012
Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

I love, love, love grapefruit. Love it. I always let out a squeal when I see the big 18 lb bags of my favorite citrus in the grocery store each winter. Between salads, margaritas, cookies, cakes, curd, scones, and more margaritas, we’ll demolish a bag every 10 days or so. Even though we have our [...]

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012
Blackberry Margarita

We celebrated the way we always do in Texas: with a pitcher of margaritas and watching the neighbors set stuff on fire. Yeehaw. 1/3 of my household was asleep by 6:30 pm. 1/3 of my household was sick. And my third settled in with a carafe of Blackberry Margaritas, some crab & artichoke dip, a [...]

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Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake

December 25, 2011
Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake

Merry Christmas, y’all! My week to host Project Pastry Queen fell during Christmas so I picked the most Christmasy recipe I could find: Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake. It’s “just” a small loaf cake scented with lemon zest, studded with fresh cranberries, and topped with a lemon syrup that soaks into the cake. I brought the [...]

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Apple Dumplings

November 13, 2011
Apple Dumplings

I’ve done us all a favor and deleted the previous 4 paragraphs. I went all tangenty about the first company I worked for and might have mentioned how they knew exactly how many times you went to the bathroom each day because you had to use a keypad to get from the cube farm to [...]

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Cranberry Margaritas

November 8, 2011
Cranberry Margaritas

‘Tis the season – cranberry margarita season! It’s what comes between Raspberry Margarita Season and Grapefruit Margarita Season We’re big margarita people so finding new seasonal fruits to blend with tequila has become our Friday night hobby. Sometimes we get a little too serious about getting a recipe just right with “official testing,” complete with [...]

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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

November 4, 2011
Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberries. And that love goes way, way back. Back to the ridged, jiggly, jellied cylinder that slid out of the can at Thanksgiving. Back to the cranberry-cream cheese muffins and cake that my parents consistently sold out of at their bakery. Back to our newly-established Christmas tradition, a cranberry-studded biscotti. And I can’t [...]

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