Grilled Peaches & Mixed Berries with Honey Cream

Once the humid weather strikes, you immediately tuck your pie recipes away for safe keeping. I mean come on, heavy comfort desserts hinder your beach-body, making you sluggish. These Grilled Peaches and Mixed Berries, drizzled in honey cream, are the perfect weeknight dessert. This 5-minute fruit blessing appeals to your sweet tooth, while keeping you…

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Basil Pastry Cream & Fig Glaze

It’s Spring Time! Fresh fruit is abundant and you are looking for a chic dessert to bring to your next Backyard Bash. This is it! Impress your fabulous friends or snobby neighbors with this Fresh Fruit Tart with Basil Pastry Cream and Fig Glaze. Sounds fancy.  Looks frilly.  But this dessert is a cinch to…

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Banana Bread with Browned Butter Mascarpone Frosting

This classic Banana Bread recipe would turn out just as moist and supple if it was baked in a traditional bread loaf pan. But come on, these little stacked sweeties look as spectacular as they taste. Baked to perfection, three mini-round Banana Breads are separated by layers of sweet Browned-Butter Mascarpone Frosting and topped with…

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Torta al Vino Bianco & Poached Pears

Torta al Vino Bianco is Italian for Cake with White Wine. You can absolutely pair a glass of sweet wine with this decadent dessert, yet the translation refers to white wine being incorporated into the cake batter. Curve your chocolate craving with this wine infused cocoa cake, drenched in homemade chocolate ganache and cloaked with…

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Candied Clementines

Ah, Candied Clementines. Sweet, vibrant, simple. Sticky too! My latest obsession in food photography has been moody pictures. Not grumpy photos, but those dark ominous settings that make you scrutinize every angle. The type of photography where the textures and props are murky, while enticing food lurks in the shadows. This pecan and cinnamon cake…

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Clementine and Mascarpone Tart in Gingersnap Crust

This Clementine and Mascarpone Tart bursts with notes of fresh citrus from orange zest and marmalade glaze. The creamy, light and buttery mascarpone mixture is encrusted in a zingy gingersnap crust.  So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s gab as we nibble. If you read my previous post with the…

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Banana Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Bread pudding is the comfort food of desserts. Warm and creamy custard moistens stale bread and is served with a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce. You won’t regret the calories! My mom came to visit this weekend, which means we will not be leaving the kitchen. Growing up, it was just me and mom. Every…

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Coconut Crème Brûlée with Caramel Lace

Crème brûlée, a decadently-rich dessert encrusted with brittle caramelized sugar. This indulgent custard literally means “burnt cream”. Its elegant flavor and tantalizing appeal may entice you to order it while dining out, but intimidate you to make it at home. Do not be afraid, to my surprise, the ingredients were common and the cooking method was…

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