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Brown Sugar Cobbler with Nectarines & Cherries

Brown Sugar Cobbler with Nectarines & Cherries

Plain white sugar is what I typically use for sweetening my fruit cobblers, crumbles and crisps. Not only is it a staple ingredient that I always have in my pantry, but it doesn’t have much flavor on its own and really allows the flavor of the fruit to shine through in the finished dessert. You can’t go wrong with it. That said, it isn’t the ... Read More »

Three Ingredient Lime Sorbet

Homemade Lime Sorbet

Sorbet is a wonderful dessert to make when you want something that is light, but still has lots of flavor. While a scoop of ice crema is still a welcome treat on a hot day, it just won’t refresh you the same way that a fruity sorbet will. Sorbets are typically made with fruit, sugar and water, with other elements added in to add complexity ... Read More »

Bourbon & Vanilla Bean Custard Pie

Bourbon & Vanilla Bean Custard Pie

Boozy desserts always seem a little bit naughty to me – especially desserts that are a bit booze-forward, so you get the sense that you’re indulging in more than just a slice of pie or piece of cake after dinner! This recipe was inspired by a wonderful recipe for rum pie in Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts, which is a book that has been on ... Read More »

Raspberry Lime Cornmeal Muffins

Raspberry Lime Cornmeal Muffins

Raspberries and citrus are an excellent flavor combination. Raspberries are a sweet berry with a nice natural tartness to them that makes your mouth start to water as you eat them. Citrus pairs so well with raspberries because of the hint of tartness that you find in the berries. It applies for all citrus, including lemons, limes and oranges. Today, I opted to pair raspberries ... Read More »

Brownie Batter Oreo Brownies

Brownie Batter Oreo Brownies

I always enjoy trying the seasonal and limited edition cookies that Oreo releases throughout the year. Perhaps it is because I always had a fondness for Oreo cookies and milk after a long day of school, but whatever the motivation, I always get a kick out of trying flavors that range from Caramel Apple to Candy Corn. One of the most recent releases is Brownie ... Read More »

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes may look like regular pancakes at first glance, but they are a bit different than that standard breakfast fare. Hoecakes are coarse cakes made of cornmeal, similar to cornbread. It is said that the name dates back to the pre-Civil War era, where a version of the recipe made with just cornmeal and water was baked on the blade of a hoe. This baking ... Read More »

Buttermilk Pie Crust

Buttermilk Pie Crust

Most pie crusts are made with flour, butter and water, with a pinch of salt and sugar to add a little bit of additional flavor. The three basic ingredients change in proportion from recipe to recipe, but they are rarely replaced. This Buttermilk Pie Crust is a departure from my “usual” pie crust recipe because it uses buttermilk instead of water to bind the ingredients ... Read More »

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