Happy Sunday! I’m going to open with a smallish rant as I’m currently laid up with an injured knee which has most inconveniently interfered with my past week and threatens to put a quite a damper on my upcoming plans. Continue reading “Strawberry Pie Bars with Dark Chocolate”
I have to admit I never really understood the red velvet cake obsession. I mean, a touch of cocoa in the cake and red food coloring? Why ruin what could be a perfectly good chocolate cake? Continue reading “Red Velvet Cupcakes”
I really shouldn’t make these. Oh, but I do… I made them yesterday and I will have to make them again because they are almost gone now. Ella just reported there are four left then said, “You didn’t hear it from me, but I saw Hailey sneak one earlier.” (Pretty rich coming from the girl who routinely sneaks chocolate then leaves the wrappers on her bedroom floor.) Continue reading “Spritz Cookies”
A crostata (aka galette if you’re in France) is basically a free-form pie that is a little less sweet and a little heavier on crust, both features that suit my tastes well. It’s also easier than pie, literally, and I feel like it doubles as a breakfast pastry. (Okay, I feel like pie doubles as a breakfast pastry too but this really is less sweet.) You can use just about any kind of fruit; apples, berries, cherries, pears… I recently made a sweet/savory one with pluots and figs that I topped with blue cheese and pecans, big hit with the book club. This recipe showcases fresh peaches, in season now! Continue reading “Peach Crostata”
This is Bob’s favorite. I made it for him for Father’s Day and, lucky for him, it’s not the girls’ or my favorite so he got to eat it five nights in a row until it was gone. I actually really liked it too, as did Hailey (Ella opted for ice cream with chocolate syrup), which is saying something because I don’t generally enjoy the texture of cooked cherries. The sweet/tart flavor won me over though as did the buttery cobbler crust. Once I added vanilla ice cream the texture of the cherries was barely an issue. I might even make it for him again someday. He deserves it, he’s a pretty great dad.