Dessert

  • Blueberry Lemon Cream Pie

    Blueberry Lemon Cream Pie

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    Today was the first full day Chris had off in months.  We slept in, ate pancakes at 10:30, then met the inspector at our almost new house (all’s well on that front), and spent a bunch of time together as a family.  Chris got lots of lazy, put-up-his-feet time on the couch to make up…

  • Chocolate Velvet 3.14 (Pie)

    Chocolate Velvet 3.14 (Pie)

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    If you’re nerdy like me, there is only one way to celebrate March 14th, a.k.a. ∏ day. And that’s with a delicious homemade pie, of course.  I almost baked a “healthier” fruit pie (the kind that I have been known to also let Nora eat for breakfast), but since my father-in-law is visiting and I…

  • Strawberry Syrup

    Strawberry Syrup

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    One of my favorite things about summer’s abundance is making up for our fruit-starved winters with fruit overload.  Though Nantucket doesn’t have the same local variety that comes with pick-your-own orchards over every hill as in the Hudson Valley, we still make the most of summer fruits eating them every way imaginable.   Fruit syrup…

  • 30 Days of Thanks: Nantucket Cranberry Pie

    30 Days of Thanks: Nantucket Cranberry Pie

    Crust: An Amber Adaption, Filling: Barely adapted from Joan E. AllerSee more recipes here I’m sort of proud of myself: I managed to make it 8 days without talking about food.  Because, oh boy, am I thankful for some of the delicious food in our life. Today, there are two things worth mentioning: the delicious picnic lunch…

  • Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter and Walnuts

    Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter and Walnuts

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    Barely Changed from Bon AppΓ©tit, February 2011See more recipes here. I have to apologize now for this recipe.  It’s chocolately.  It’s gooey.  It has a shiny, crackly crust.  It has browned butter.  Basically, it is the most delicious and addictive thing ever.  As Chris said the first…second…and third time I made it in the last…

  • Risotto Rice Pudding with Brown Sugar and Vanilla

    Risotto Rice Pudding with Brown Sugar and Vanilla

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    Adapted from Joy the Baker See more recipes here Rice pudding is one of my favorite quick late-night desserts (as you can see by the yellowish lighting in all the pictures!).Β  It’s sweet, but not too much, and the milk provides the heavier, comfort-food happiness I’m usually looking for at those times when I should…

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

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    Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book See more recipes here I know I haven’t written a report card in forever, and I have a million things I should be writing about, but I’ve been spending my free time with my visiting in-laws and I have two rhubarb recipes that are dying to…

  • Cookie Truffle Kisses

    Cookie Truffle Kisses

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    Nora and I made a Valentine’s Day surprise for Chris: giant Oreo truffle “kisses.” This recipe was easy and delicious. Enjoy! Related Post: Hugs and KissesBased on Bakerella’s Oreo KissesSee more recipes here Ingredients Directions Put 30 Newman-O’s in a food processor (that leaves three for you to eat!!!) and pulse until finely crumbled.  Add…

  • Smitten Kitchen Chocolate Chip Meringues

    Smitten Kitchen Chocolate Chip Meringues

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    Smitten Kitchen Chocolate Chip Meringues RecipeRelated Post: Recipe ExplosionStraight from Smitten KitchenRead more recipes here. Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 300Β°F. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add salt, cream of tartar and vanilla, and beat mixture again until it holds soft peaks. Add the sugar, gradually, beating the batter until it is stiff. Fold in…