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Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tomato Tarte Tatin

A tart tatin is always a gorgeous pastry to look at, no matter what kind of fruit you use to make it. I’ve made them using apples, peaches and even pineapples before. Almost any fruit can be used, including one of those fruits that we all typically regard as savory: the tomato. Cherry tomatoes (or other small tomatoes, there are a lot out there to ... Read More »

Individual Cherry Tomato Crisps

Individual Cherry Tomato Crisps

I eat a lot of tomatoes during the summer, slicing up large heirlooms to make BLTs and popping sweet cherry tomatoes into my mouth by the handful.  They’re so good when they’re fresh, that I often don’t cook them before serving them, but I love roasted tomatoes and do manage to set enough aside from time to time to transform them into other delicious summer dishes. These Individual ... Read More »

Strawberry Cucumber Pimm’s Cup

Strawberry Cucumber Pimm's Cup

Pimm’s #1 is a lovely liqueur that is closely associated with a single cocktail: the Pimm’s Cup. The Pimm’s Cup is a simple cocktail that combines the liqueur with lemon and ginger ale. Like all simple recipes, this one is an excellent choice if you want to play around with other flavors and put your own twist on it. This Strawberry Cucumber Pimm’s Cup combines ... Read More »

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

As a kid, we didn’t have that much soda growing up and, as a result, I always looked forward to parties and play dates where soda might be available and I could indulge that particular sweet tooth. The fruity sodas were always a lot of fun, whether I was sipping orange, grape or strawberry. Not only were they flavorful – and sweet enough to satisfy ... Read More »

Cool Pool Toys for Foodies

Ice Cream Sandwich and Pretzel Pool Float

When summer rolls around, we tend to spend more time outdoors. Some of that time is spent around a pool, where you can take a quick dip to cool off on even the hottest days. Every pool needs at least a couple inflatable floating devices for those who like being in the water without having to work too hard and these pool toys are sure ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Frozen Strawberry Souffles

Perfect Summer Dessert: Frozen Strawberry Souffles

You strawberry-lovers out there may have already tried my Fresh Strawberry Souffles, a summertime recipe that transforms perfectly ripe berries into an airy souffle. It’s a traditional souffle recipe, meaning that it is baked in the oven and should be served piping hot, as soon as it is done baking. The dessert is light enough for even the hottest day, however I recommend giving my ... Read More »

3D Sea Creature Cookie Molds

3D Sea Creature Cookie Molds

The biggest complaint that people have about cookie pans and cookie stamps is that they don’t get the level of detail that they want in the finished cookies. Cookie pans often simply help you get a general outline of a cookie shape and the details are subtle. Cookie stamps let you deliver detail to your cookie dough more clearly, but the shape of the cookies ... Read More »

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Bananas seem to ripen extra-fast during the summer. I use them to make smoothies, popsicles and I even simply pop them into the freezer for later use in baking. As long as it is cool enough outside to justify heating my kitchen up with the oven, I also bake lots of banana bread. This Strawberry Banana Bread is a summery variation on classic banana bread, ... Read More »

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