TWD: Tender Shortcakes

This week’s TWD recipe, tender shortcakes, could not have come at a better time. Look at these beauties I picked up over the weekend: We drove up to Yosemite recently, and one of the only benefits of the long drive through rural central California is passing fruit stands with beautiful, inexpensive fruit. We got masses…

Oh Dandy It’s Candy

Can I take a moment before I begin to just say I am SO glad that it is finally June. I feel like May came and ran me over like a Mack truck. Don’t get me wrong, it was full of good things, but I was left exhausted and feeling (and possibly looking) like roadkill….

TWD: Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie

This week’s Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie was a bit of an odd duck for me. I think a large part of my problem was the name. It had me expecting lush tropical flavors, but then the chocolate ice cream kind of stole the show and overwhelmed everything else. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that…)…

Apple-Apple Bread Pudding (MY PICK!)

Today is a banner day, my friends! Today is the day that we baked my chosen recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, the online baking group I belong to. If you’re not a member of this group, please understand that this is a Big Deal. There are approximately five bajillion members (give or take a kablillion)…

Strawberry Babycake

Believe it or not, my brother’s wedding cake wasn’t the only cake I made last weekend. My other brother Ian has a (completely adorable) daughter who was turning one around the time we were all together for the wedding, so we decided to have a little party and celebrate her. Meet Madeline: What did I…

I Have A Good Excuse, My Brother Ate My Homework

Hi friends! Sadly I had to skip this week’s TWD recipe, but I have a really, really good excuse. This past week has been crazy, and it’s all my brother Jeremy’s fault: First, let me tell you a little bit about my youngest brother. He & I are pretty much karaoke champions. We have been…

TWD: Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

I have just 3 letters to describe this week’s TWD pick, Burnt Sugar Ice Cream. O.M.G. Now obviously, this stands for Oh-so-delicious Mind-blowingly Good Or, judging by the tasty puddle rapidly forming underneath all my ice cream scoops, despite hours of chilling and lightening-quick scooping, it stands for Outrageously Melty & Guzzle-able Yes, we absolutely…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chockablock Cookies

I was so glad that Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet picked Chocolablock Cookies for this week’s TWD recipe, because after weeks of dueling with bundt pans and tart shells, I was ready for some good old-fashioned cookie love. But it turns out these chockablock cookies are not your grandma’s cookies. These could also be…

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