Tag dessert

Blackberry + Black Pepper Chocolate Cake

Like most things in my life, I had planned on doing this cake for the holidays, but time got away from me. I had initially imagined an all white cake with the white chocolate tree covering the top like a winter wonderland. A dusting of white edible glitter to finish and bam, you’ve got yourself the perfect white Christmas! I was about to abandon the idea of this cake in utter

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One Flaky Pie Crust, Three Traditional Thanksgiving Pies

There’s something about sitting down wih a big slice of homemade pie, after you’ve feasted on stuffing and turkey, that makes Thanksgiving feel complete. I know in my family, pie has been the staple to a traditional, homecooked Thanksgiving meal. We always make sure to save a little room for it, no matter how stuffed we feel.  Today we are sharing three of our favorite Thanksgiving pies all made using

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Saffron & Hazelnut Cheesecake with Honeyed Figs

I have been waiting and waiting all summer long for this time to finally roll around. And now that it has, I cannot contain myself. People, it’s fig season! My obsession with figs is outrageous and no doubts scary to most people. I will break down walls if I know figs are near by and happily eat an entire basket of figs despite the looming stomach ache that’s bound to occur. 

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Blood Orange-Chocolate Tartlets with Sweet Meringue

It’s that time of the season when I have blood oranges on my mind – like nonstop! Unfortunately, it’s been rather crazy lately with birthdays, a trip to vegas (for a birthday), trying to get ready for that amazing trip, spending as much time with two of our friends before they leave us for Georgia (my hearts is breaking), fighting off the flu between Adam and I, and of course work.

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Irish Cream Creme Brûlée with Pistachio Ice Cream and Pistachio Tuiles

I’m not going to lie folks, this stuff is seriously legit! I would have shared with all of you, but Adam and I ate every last creme brûlée in a matter of days. Now, with a very special trip to Vegas closing in very quickly, my ability to fit into my new dress may be a far cry from happening.  But that’s a worry for another day… in the meantime, this

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Bittersweet Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake

I am madly in love with chocolate – so does that make me a stereotypical girl? Probably, but I don’t care! Back in my restaurants days, the massive bins of chocolate chips would always call my name. I would get so sick snacking on them, but it was hard to resist. My waistline hate my guts for this horrible obsession with chocolate. The downfall to being surrounded by so much yumminess! 

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Rustic Vanilla-Pear Galette

There’s something wonderful about fall-inspired pastries. All I want to do is sit by a warm fire, wrapped up in a cozy blanket while enjoying a great late harvest Riesling and this rustic, fragrant Vanilla-Pear Galette. The delicate and flaky crust perfectly surrounds ripe pears soaked in a lightly sweet vanilla syrup. Yep, the whole thing is crazy amazing! These galettes are really easy to make, but do require a bit

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