Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta

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This one’s going to be short and sweet, because, hey! It’s Saturday! Ain’t nobody got time for reading long meandering blog posts. There are lawns to mow and trails to hike and friends to brunch with, or maybe just couches to nap on—whatever floats your Saturday boat. No judgment here. I did want to pop…

Salted Caramel Milk and A Girl’s Flight Night Party with Godiva

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  Here’s something about me that probably won’t come as a surprise: I love throwing parties. (If you’re a regular reader, the post about my Very Hungry Caterpillar party this past spring might have tipped you off.) Actually, I love-slash-hate throwing parties, because I inevitably get obsessive and way too intense about it, and it’s…

Pear Pistachio Tart with Rosemary Crust

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Operation Aaaahhhh Get These Pears Out Of My House! continues. (The name is a work in progress.) My first assault against the giant box of pears involved Pear Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream, and while it was a moderate success, many, many pears remained. Today’s solution? A pear pistachio tart. When you look at the list…

Bumblebee Cake

Bumblebee Cake

I made this sweet little bumblebee cake for a friend’s daughter’s birthday last week. I don’t do too many special occasion cakes any more, so it’s always fun to dust off the old fondant rolling pin and get down to business. The party was bee themed, and I took my design inspiration from the super-cute…

Marzipan Swirl Tart

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It’s baaaaaack! Marzipan, my little almond paste friend found in the silver tube, is back in a big way today. It wasn’t enough that I churned it into almond ice cream and mixed it with coconut and fudge sauce earlier this summer. No, I had to go and pair it with a buttery almond crust…

Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Cups

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You guys, I just had the best week EVER. Jason took Asher on a trip to visit the grandparents for a week, leaving me home alone. I repeat: HOME. ALONE. Picture me doing the patented Macaulay Culkin hands-to-cheeks pose, but instead of screaming in fear, I’m shrieking with delight.

Pear Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream

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Buckle up, cupcakes, there is major cuteness ahoy. What, like you’ve never made a recipe just so you could top it with an adorable miniature candy fruit? Actually, these pear cupcakes served a dual purpose: I got to indulge my love of whimsy and painfully literal cupcake decorating, and also got to address what is…

Grapefruit Tarts

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I am such a sucker for a good deal. While shopping recently, I noticed that the store was selling 6 grapefruit for $1. Instantly my grapefruit alert levels skyrocketed from Complete Apathy to I Need Six Grapefruit IMMEDIATELY. I tossed them in my cart with Michael Jordan aplomb and gave myself giant pats on the…

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