Posts tagged as desserts

Fresh Cherry Galette – Failed Yet Fabulous

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 30, 2010 at 7:23pm

I had high hopes for this quick little galette.  What’s not to love about fresh cherries in a flaky, buttery crust?             It looked so perfect when I slid it into the oven, plump and sweet and full of promise.  But when the timer went off and I opened the…

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A Sweet Spoonful’s Strawberry Ice Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 27, 2010 at 2:45pm

Remember when I wrote about the mind-blowing experience I had at the Penny De Los Santos food photography workshop I attended in March? The reasons were many and varied, namely the San Francisco sunshine, Contigo’s gorgeous food, a hundred million great ideas from Penny, pushing way out of my comfort zone, and meeting three unbelievably…

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Minneapolis Farmer’s Market Bounty

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 23, 2010 at 10:39am

I made my first trip of the season to the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market yesterday, total blast. I strolled around with a big grin on my face, happy to see such bounty so early in the season. I carried home garlic chives, pea shoots, asparagus, rhubarb, and a whole pound of freshly picked morel mushrooms.  …

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Strawberry Shortcakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 10, 2010 at 8:04pm

Are you thinking about Memorial Day weekend yet? I am, and I’m thinking strawberry shortcakes. It’s a bit backward, starting with dessert, but strawberries are so perfect right now that I couldn’t help myself. Warm biscuits overflowing with juicy berries and piles of lightly sweetened whipped cream? Better than chocolate. Yeah, I just said that….

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Happy Mother’s Day: Rustic Bread with Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil, & Salt

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 6, 2010 at 12:18pm

You read that right. Bread, chocolate, oil, and salt. Could there be a better combination?  Could there be an easier combination? Mother’s Day, any day, simply beautiful. Slice crusty bread into thin slices, drizzle with really good olive oil. Toast in a hot oven until crisp and golden, scatter with dark chocolate pieces. Now we’re…

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Easy Cream Scones

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:13pm

You might think you don’t like scones, and I wouldn’t blame you. Coffee shop versions are often hideous—crumbly, dry little bricks. Good for making you thirsty for coffee, I guess, but not much else. Unless… You bake them yourself. Yes! Don’t worry, there’s nothing to making these easy, delicious scones except a good appetite. They…

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Happy Birthday Cream Puffs

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:58pm

We kicked off my son’s 14th birthday celebration(s) with cream puffs for dessert tonight.  Few desserts are as festive and impressive as cream puffs – who doesn’t love them?  They’re so creamy…and puffy. (Yeah, sorry, I’m a little tired this evening. Suffice it to say they’re seriously good.)             And…

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Let’s Celebrate with Killer Chocolate Cupcakes!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 7, 2010 at 7:28pm

What do you bake a 17-year old with perfectly clear skin for her birthday? Chocolate cake with killer chocolate icing, of course. Or cupcakes, in this case, because they’re so damn cute (and because you can easily send the leftovers far, far away, like to your husband’s office). Yes, my stepdaughter Sasha is 17, an…

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 13, 2010 at 8:38pm

My favorite dessert? Cake. My favorite cake? Coconut, or anything with fruit in it. There – two things you probably didn’t know about me. Keep them in mind around January 6… Glazed lemon or lime cake, warm plum or apple crumb cake, a pear-ginger cake with whipped cream. Surprise me.          …

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Hazelnut Cupcakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 11, 2010 at 7:08am

I’m (almost) ashamed to say that I got this recipe from Joy the Baker, a site I love, love, love. I so admire her stunning recipes and pretty, flirty blog, I can’t believe I screwed up the first recipe I made from it. Well, actually not the recipe, which is easy-breezy and perfectly written, but…

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