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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: Tender Shortcakes

Yikes, when I logged in to post this weeks TWD recipe, I realized just how long it had been since I posted last. GASP. It’s not that I haven’t been baking/cooking because I have! I may be, um, just a little backed up in the blogging department. I’m back on it now though, thanks too … 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

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: 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