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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: All-American All-Delicious Apple Pie

For the last few years I have been in charge of Thanksgiving desserts. It makes sense, right? I love to do it, and I can mostly bake ahead and bring whatever it is with me! I’ve done several versions of apple or pear pies in the past, though I usually opt for the crumbly topping  just … 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

Vodka Infusions!

This weekend, my roommate is hosting a fundraiser cocktail party for a fantastic cause – for the second year in a row, she is going to bike nearly 200 miles over two days raising money for the Jimmy Fund, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There is a $4500 minimum donation required to participate, and last … Continue reading

TWD: Quick Classic Berry Tart

I will confess that I am one of those people who has issues with pastry cream. I don’t know why really, it’s not like I’ve had a string of awful experiences with it. In fact, I generally stay away from all recipes that involve custards or creams or pudding-like things. But I’ve had mini-tarts like … 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: Flaky Apple Turnovers

I’ve been home from my fabulous trip to Africa for exactly one week and two days, plenty of time  to get my head back in the game, right? But ugh, it’s such a struggle. I am definitely making progress – last week I sat staring for long periods of time (gosh, I hope no one … Continue reading

TWD: Applesauce Spice Bars

I am one of those people that goes for the apple-y cinnamon-y desserts any time of the year, all year round. So where some people may say these are “fall like,” I would probably call them something more like All-Season Yumminess. Definitely keepers in my book – moist and sort of gooey, just perfect with … 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