chocolate peanut butter tart

Not that I need an excuse to make this tart, but our family has had several reasons to celebrate recently, all of which called for a special dessert. Both Patrick and Adeline just had birthdays, and the blog turns 4 years old tomorrow! Our celebrating has looked differently this year (ahem, COVID) and record setting […]

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strawberry parfait with toasted oat crumble and vanilla CRÈME anglaise

As a child I thought that desserts which contained fruit were a sneaky tactic of adults to get their children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Thankfully, I grew up (as one does), and now love strawberries in any course of a meal. It felt like an obvious choice to use strawberries here, especially being […]

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maple and nutmeg pie with salted bourbon whipped cream

If I never eat another piece of pumpkin pie in my lifetime, I will not die with any pie related regrets. Sure, I might miss the Thanksgiving nostalgia of pumpkin pie, but I have never helped myself to a second piece and even wished I had eaten another homemade roll instead. Some (or most) of […]

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no-churn blackberry crisp ice cream

    Let’s spread the word- you do not need an ice cream maker to make ice cream. We can debate which is better (churned or not), but at the end of the day a well-made batch of ice cream is what matters. Often no-churn ice cream uses sweetened condensed milk as a part of […]

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flourless dark chocolate cake

I wouldn’t call myself a devoted observer of Valentines day (don’t judge me), but I will get behind a holiday that grants me an excuse to eat cake, or chocolate, or better yet, a chocolate cake. I’ve grown to love King Arthur Flour’s flourless chocolate cake (ironic, yes?) with a few small modifications- the main change […]

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salted butterscotch pudding

I don’t often order dessert when I eat out at restaurants, but when I do it’s probably because one of the following tantalized me: something with chocolate and peanut butter, a molten chocolate cake, or a butterscotch pudding. My game plan for eating out usually means saving my calories for wine, cheese, or bread (can […]

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stone fruit salad with cardamom and crème fraîche

Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, and the rest of the stone fruit family are showing off right now. It’s as if summer is presenting a lavish peace offering on its way out… “Sorry, I have to leave soon, but here is a parting gift.” I remember one particular summer evening as a child- I found out […]

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vegan eggnog

Ahhh eggnog. It’s all things festive and comforting. But before you judge me for my vegan eggnog recipe, consider this. The eggnog “experience” is basically a mug of something heavy and creamy with a strong nutmeg flavor. So don’t knock the vegan version until you try it. If you find yourself in the “eggnog haters” […]

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holiday spiced zucchini bread

I am not usually very dramatic, but this zucchini bread is insanely delicious and you should make it asap. It is dense but very moist, only slightly sweet, and has holiday spices that warm you right up. Plus, if you decide to make it with the “optional” fresh cranberries (and, ahem, you should), you now […]

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milk & toast: hemp milk and hazelnut superfood spread

Stop rolling your eyes. No, I haven’t become a dreadlocked hippie who only eats foods that are naturally green. I finally took Sarah Britton’s advice to make my own hemp milk and now I never want to go back. When I wake up in the morning, one of my first thoughts is a primal “coffee coffee […]

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