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The Perfect Fall Dessert: French Pear Cake

This cake is unlike any other I’ve made. Well, except for the apple cake that it’s based on.

But, here, in this rebooted version, pears replace the apples and pecans replace the walnuts. The pears are peeled and thinly sliced and then mixed into a very light batter. During a second trip into […]

Late Spring Dessert: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with a Lattice Crust

Getting out of my changing-of-the-seasons slump with a strawberry rhubarb pie! So, delicious. The brown sugar, orange zest, and cinnamon all get together here (with the fresh fruit) to work a kind of pie magic. Every year, this is one of my most favorite pies to make! And not just because I like the […]

Baking Spotlight: Lemon Curd Thumbprint Coconut Macaroons

When you find yourself with a bag of sweetened and flaked coconut in your cabinet, there’s only one appropriate response—coconut macaroons! Historically, these little cookies first made an appearance in an Italian monastery and today, are sometimes upstaged by the showier and trendier French macaron, which is an entirely different little cookie that uses […]

Salted Peanut Butter and Orange Marmalade Bars

I don’t really remember eating an abundance of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when I was a kid, but I must have because it is one of my most favorite long-standing food partnerships. Like ham and swiss. Garlic and (insert name of any food). Pizza and beer. You get the idea.

This recipe […]

Blood Orange and Cardamom Sherbet

I tend to neglect my ice cream maker with a fair amount of frequency. It’s stored out in the garage freezer, so it’s not like I see it all the time to help remind me. Plus, it seems like some of my previous ice cream/sorbet experiments have not blown me away.

Enter this […]