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Brown Butter Apple Custard Pie

Brown Butter Apple Custard Pie

There may not be a dish that’s as quintessentially American as apple pie. A flaky (preferably homemade) crust cradles filling of crisp yet tender apples spiced with cinnamon and sugar. Some top with another layer of crust, others opt for a crumbly streusel topping. While we’re often of the belief that classics shouldn’t be touched, apple… Read More »

Plum Clafouti

Plum Clafouti

With Summer coming to an end, and fall quickly approaching, it’s time to use up the leftover stone fruit you may have in your pantry. This recipe takes on the classic French clafouti, a dessert traditionally composed of stone fruit and custard. This version uses softened, ripe plums, first sauteed in sugar and butter before… Read More »

Peach Hand Pies

Peach Hand Pies

Mandy takes us back to pastry basics from her makeshift kitchen in Italy. Inspired by a fruit tart and pastry that she and her husband ate upon arrival, she sets out to see what she can create with minimal baking ingredients and very few appliances. These peach hand pies started with the seasonal peaches she… Read More »

8/18/2014#SweetTooth

Grape Nuts Ice Cream

Grape-Nuts Ice Cream

It might sound crazy, but it’s true. Grape Nuts ice cream is a wild, yet ingeniously perfect invention. Maybe you’ve always been a lover, an avid fan of the healthy cereal. Or maybe, you’re reading this alarmed, as in why would anyone ruin something as amazing as sweet creamy ice cream with fiber-filled pellets? Trust… Read More »

Arroz Con Leche

Arroz Con Leche Recipe - creamy Mexican rice pudding with cinnamon and raisins

The simplicity of Arroz Con Leche is what makes it so irresistible. It’s the kind of dessert that can be made after a hard (possibly rainy) day, when what already exists in the pantry and refrigerator is as far as you’re going to go for ingredients. Cooking it is as short and sweet as can… Read More »

Blackberry and Creamy Goat Cheese Sticky Buns

Blackberry and Creamy Goat Cheese Sticky Buns

A great Sunday brunch with friends or family is crucial to ending the perfect weekend. While it’s easy to roll out of bed around noon and stop by your favorite brunch spot, it’s way more rewarding to get into the kitchen and make something from scratch–and what’s more comforting than warm sticky buns? This recipe… Read More »

6/8/2014#GlutenFree

Gluten Free Peach and Cherry Quinoa Crumble

Gluten Free Peach and Cherry Quinoa Crumble - use quinoa to create a crumbly gluten free crust for a sweet cherry and peach crumble!

Sometimes it is just too hot in the summer for a heavy, decadent dessert. This peach and cherry quinoa crumble is the perfect alternative — sweet and satisfying without being over-the-top. Peaches and cherries bake together with honey and coconut oil to form a warm, gooey base and then are topped with an unconventional mixture:… Read More »

1/21/2014#SweetTooth

Star Fruit Upside Down Cake

Star Fruit Upside Down Cake Recipe

Star fruit have marvelous presentation from the moment that they are sliced into five-pointed stars. Although star fruit are delicious on their own, this upside down cake brings the best of both worlds because it combines fresh fruit with caramel and cake. Slices of fresh, tart star fruit are layered into the bottom of the… Read More »

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie - this creamy chocolate-y pie topped with whipped cream is perfect for Summer

Summer cookouts, outdoor BBQs, patio parties, and lazy weekend afternoons spent outside with friends and family – this is the essence of summer. But let’s not forget about the quintessential summer dessert – pie! Especially when it’s too hot to keep the oven cranked on for hours, we turn to the no-bake family of desserts and… Read More »

5/16/2014#GlutenFree

Gluten Free Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Gluten Free Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon and poppy seeds seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly; it’s a classic combination. Davida does us one better and adds multiple variations of coconut into the mix (coconut sugar, coconut milk, coconut oil, flaked coconut), allowing the coconut flavor to shine through without being overpowering. Gluten-free baking can be intimidating, but… Read More »