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Red, White and Blue Panna Cotta

4th of July Panna Cotta

Since the 4th of July comes right in the beginning of the summer, it tends to be a hot holiday, one that you celebrate by hanging out around the pool, going to the beach or sipping from a huge pitcher of homemade iced tea while relaxing in the shade. It’s not the kind of day when you want to fire up the oven and get ... Read More »

Browned Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

No one really wants to turn on their oven when it is hot out during the summer because it makes the house much hotter than it has to be. I tend to turn my attention to no-bake desserts, like popsicles, ice cream and rice krispy treats as alternatives to baking.┬áRice krispy treats are one of those things that I made a lot as a kid ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Push Pop Cakes

Red White and Blue Pushcakes

Ever since I first saw Wilton’s Treat Pop Containers, I knew that they would be a great tool for making a lot of fun desserts. The containers are just like those used for ice cream push pops, where you push up on the handle to push your ice cream up and out of the top of the tube, only with these you have the option ... Read More »

How to make Mexican Grilled Street Corn

Grilled Street Corn

When it is in season, fresh sweet corn is amazing no matter how you serve it. I’ve had it in dozens of ways, from raw when it was picked just minutes before to cooked into a velvety creamed corn dish. My favorite way to enjoy corn, however, is grilled corn on the cob – and better still is Mexican Grilled Street Corn. This style of ... Read More »

Browned Butter Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Browned Butter Cupcakes, bitten

Browned butter is one of those ingredients that you really can’t go wrong with. It is delicious and improves just about anything that you might add it to by giving it a nutty and subtly addictive quality. These Browned Butter Cupcakes definitely deliver a good brown butter flavor, but, thanks to a double dose of this “secret ingredient” in the cake and the frosting, they’re ... Read More »

Plum Meringue Tarts

Plum Meringue Tarts, interior

Whether you’re shopping at a major grocery store or a local farmer’s market, in early summer, there are a wealth of fresh, ripe fruits to choose from. Having such a bounty of fruits is not a bad thing – and I find that it makes me even more creative in the kitchen because I don’t want to use all of those fruits in the same ... Read More »

Roasted Strawberry Shortcake

Roasted Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is a summertime classic and it will always be one of my favorite desserts to make when I have fresh strawberries on hand. Most of the time, strawberry shortcakes just call for piling slices of strawberries on top of whipped cream and some type of cake or biscuit. To mix things up a little bit, I used roasted strawberries to make this Roasted ... Read More »

Peach Tarte Tatin

Peach Tarte Tatin

Tarte tatin is an upside down tart that is typically made with apples. Using peaches instead of apples in this classic French dessert is a great change of pace and makes this tart perfect for the summer. I used a mixture of white and yellow peaches, so you can use either type when you make your tart. The peaches do not need to be peeled ... Read More »

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