Category Archives: dessert

spicy bacon + brew muffins

Dear Cooking Light, I clearly owe you an apology. Somewhere in the early 2000’s, I’m guessing it was, “light” food became synonymous with “boring” in my book. I turned my back on you for perceivably more gourmand magazines like Bon Appétit and Gourmet, Cook’s Illustrated,

spicy bacon + brew muffins

Dear Cooking Light, I clearly owe you an apology. Somewhere in the early 2000’s, I’m guessing it was, “light” food became synonymous with “boring” in my book. I turned my back on you for perceivably more gourmand magazines like Bon Appétit and Gourmet, Cook’s Illustrated,

cha-cha-cha-chia

Fine Cooking magazine runs a segment on what to do when you have succumbed to the lure of the club store and are now left contemplating a five pound bag of Brussels sprouts or vat of olives. But where are they now that

cha-cha-cha-chia

Fine Cooking magazine runs a segment on what to do when you have succumbed to the lure of the club store and are now left contemplating a five pound bag of Brussels sprouts or vat of olives. But where are they now that

strawberry rhubarb crisp… only frozen

The enthusiasm of the rhubarb plants in the garden is hard to ignore – almost as hard as the not-so-subtle suggestions from my husband that I make something with it – so when planning a menu for a recent dinner party, strawberry rhubarb

strawberry rhubarb crisp… only frozen

The enthusiasm of the rhubarb plants in the garden is hard to ignore – almost as hard as the not-so-subtle suggestions from my husband that I make something with it – so when planning a menu for a recent dinner party, strawberry rhubarb

cranberry walnut banana bread

It’s the kind of day that makes me want to bake something. It’s cloudy and windy and I’m stuck inside so why not fill the house with warm, yummy smells? This is a slippery slope though fueled by visions of

cranberry walnut banana bread

It’s the kind of day that makes me want to bake something. It’s cloudy and windy and I’m stuck inside so why not fill the house with warm, yummy smells? This is a slippery slope though fueled by visions of

dessert on the cleanse

When I make dessert it’s usually a special occasion and I attack it with gusto – figuring that anything that is going to impress is probably going to take a couple days to make and there’s most likely a lot

dessert on the cleanse

When I make dessert it’s usually a special occasion and I attack it with gusto – figuring that anything that is going to impress is probably going to take a couple days to make and there’s most likely a lot

delicious day 2

Day 2 full steam ahead! Today I was at a photo studio art directing package photography for a client. The photographer and food stylist are great and they photograph a lot of food but the studio could easily be the

delicious day 2

Day 2 full steam ahead! Today I was at a photo studio art directing package photography for a client. The photographer and food stylist are great and they photograph a lot of food but the studio could easily be the

poached pear and frangipane tart

I didn’t even know how to pronounce it, let alone know what it was but on the glossy pages of the cookbook it looked beautiful, was seasonal and once I figured out that frangipane was a filling made with almonds,

poached pear and frangipane tart

I didn’t even know how to pronounce it, let alone know what it was but on the glossy pages of the cookbook it looked beautiful, was seasonal and once I figured out that frangipane was a filling made with almonds,