Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Now I’m sure this is not what you were expecting from me for a Thanksgiving week post (if any one expects anything from this blog, because I certainly don’t, that’s part of the fun), but I will be heading out of town for most of the week to spend my Thanksgiving with my family in…

Tahini Brownies

I came upon a recipe similar to this one in Sweet, and it brought to mind the iced tahini mochas I was obsessed with drinking last summer.  As I am partial to my own brownie recipe, I decided to use that one instead of the one in the cookbook, and just add a swirl of…

Pastel de Tres Leches

Pastel de Tres Leches or three milks cake is a personal favorite of mine, and has, surprisingly, not made to onto this blog yet.  Shocker! and past time to remedy that.  Tres Leches is a light sponge cake that gets soaked through with a mixture of evaporated milk,  sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream.  How…

Chocolate Mousse

When my sister called me yesterday with a “mousse emergency”, my mind immediately jumped, like every Vermonter upon hearing those words, to her having hit a “moose” with her car.  A scarily, common occurrence around here that can have dire, and sometimes even deadly, consequences.  Once she calmed me down, she specified that it was,…

Peach Pie

Along with baking a blueberry pie, we decided upon baking a peach pie for some variety.  Peach pies, much like apple pies, straddle the beautifully tempting line between tart and sweet.  I have found that the key to a good peach pie is to have perfectly ripened fruit.  You want your peaches to be firm…

Blueberry Pie

A delightful summer treat that boarders on divine – a crisp golden crust, full of plump juicy berries, and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.  The vanilla ice-cream is a must. After all, you need a canvas for the tangy, purple syrup that seeps out of every heaping scoop of this treasured dessert.  In…

Rose Hip Jelly Ice-Cream Sandwiches

A simple, delicious, and sweet summer treat using the some of the rose hip jelly I made earlier this week, salted-butter breakups, and vanilla ice-cream.  If you do not want to go through the hassle of making the jelly, use your favorite store-bought fruit jelly to brighten up your ice-cream sandwiches.  I have the feeling…

Tart Lemon Bars

I love lemon bars, but I rarely make them.  Baking lemon bars tends to fall into that baking category of slightly more time consuming and a little bit more work.  Squeezing lemons is also not the most enjoyable of baking tasks, but it is great for discovering small paper cuts and there is always that…