Month: November 2009

  • Grapefruit And Pomegranate In White Tea Jelly

    I hope that those of you celebrating Thanksgiving last week got to spend some quality time with their family and friends. Maybe there were a few odd moments and uncomfortable silence but heck, that’s family dynamic right?! Our holiday was kind of bittersweet. A house full of close friends, kids, games and laughter interrupted by […]

  • Pumpkin Semifreddo With A Side Of Gingerbread Houses

    Instead of making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year, I am bringing Pumpkin Semifreddo to my sister-in-law’s. It’s a riff on one of the desserts we had last week in Asheville and given that we devoured 8 of them in record time, I am pretty sure his family will also appreciate the change. It’s cold, […]

  • Asian Pear Frozen Yogurt

    Before I tell you about this Asian Pear Frozen Yogurt, I want to thank everyone who stopped by to enter Ree’s cookbook giveaway. The woman is well loved, that’s for sure! My random number generator this time was my friend Tami with whom I went to the National Gingerbread House Competition™ and to be fair, […]

  • Potato Leek Pizza and A Giveaway

    When I ask my father what vegetables he wants with dinner, his response is often “potatoes” to which I reply “Dad! We already have a starch. What vegetable would you like?” He then looks me with an obvious smirk and repeats “potatoes”. I am very much my father’s daughter in that regard. Love them. And […]

  • Pomegranate and Caramelized Pear Panna Cotta

    I appreciate this time of year when night falls so much earlier. It makes me want to rush home and cozy up with loved ones, a book or a good project. Unlike summer when things are so bright up in my face, I love that Fall and Winter are seasons of shadows and angles with […]

  • Chocolate Wontons And Tonka Bean Ice Cream

    If I were to wait for the proper weather to bake certain desserts, I’d never get to turn the oven on or fry some donuts and the ice cream machine would be churning year round. Take Halloween day, it was near 90F pretty much all day long and yet I wanted to bake some fun […]

  • Mom’s “Tupp” Apple Cardamom Cake

    Let’s talk winning tickets, shall we? First, my dear human random number generator, B., picked Brandy from Nutmeg Nanny to receive Nicole’s The Baking Bites Cookbook. Congrats! Send me a quick email and I’ll pass the info along. Now on to this cake… I know I am going to jinx it. I just know it. […]