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TWD: Cranberry Lime Galette

A million things tell you the holidays are coming, and the appearance of fresh cranberries in every grocery store is one of them. Perfectly timed for the season, this week’s TWD recipe uses fresh beatiful cranberries, apple, and gets a nice little twang from lime and a kick from fresh ginger. I love galettes for … Continue reading

TWD: Tarte Fine

What’s not to love about a super easy recipe that combines all-butter puff pastry and apples?! I will say the only downside is that it reeeeally doesn’t keep. At all. When Dorie says serve within an hour of taking it out of the oven, she really means it! So whereas our first taste of it … Continue reading

TWD: Cran-Apple Crisps

So this week I continued the pattern of baking November’s recipes out of order, and made Cran-Apple Crisps (picked by Em of The Repressed Pastry Chef). I LOVE crisps. I love them all year – that’s the beauty of them! You can work with just about any seasonal fruits, top it off with a buttery-cinnamony-oaty streusel topping … Continue reading

TWD: Cottage Cheese Pufflets

I think the Dough Gods must be out to get me – two TWD recipes in row requiring me to refrigerate, roll out and inevitably fight with dough. Sigh. But I did it anyway! This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes (whose pufflets look fabulous). I halved the recipe, and … Continue reading

Quick and Deeeeelish Cupcakes

When I have to ask for favors at work, I generally put on my best sweet and smiley face and follow up my request with something along the lines of  “Pleeeease, I’ll be your best friend” (that hasn’t ever really been too impactful) or “I’ll buy ya a glass of wine…” or sometimes, with more … Continue reading

TWD: Vanilla Ice Cream

Nothing could be wrong about an excuse to make ice cream in the summer! Actually, who am I kidding, I really don’t need an excuse. This week’s recipe, chosen by Lynne (power to the Lynnes with an “e”!) at Cafe Lynnylu, was Vanilla Ice Cream. Now this is great for so many reasons, the biggest … Continue reading

Cherry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

  After passing by them a dozen times in the grocery store, I finally caved and bought an utterly scrumptious bag of fresh cherries. But, have you seen those bags? They are huge! Aside from just popping them plain, plump and juicy, right into my mouth (made easier courtesy of my new favorite kitchen tool) … Continue reading

Perhaps the Most Perfect Dinner

Caprese salad made with fresh basil, garden ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Grilled asparagus. Lovely savignon blanc. Rhubarb crisp. REALLY now…is there anything better on a warm summer night?? I can’t think of a thing. The rhubarb crisp was simple: 2 cups of sliced rhubarb tossed with 1/3 cup of sugar and the juice of … Continue reading

TWD: Parisian Apple Tartlets

I would describe this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, selected by Jessica,  in two words: EASY and YUM. Really yum. And especially easy considering I took the wimpy way out and instead of making puff pastry from scratch, I relied on the Pepperidge Farm folks who have been doing it forever (and less expensively than … Continue reading