Berries

Raspberry-Rose Cake Recipe

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As a southern Californian, I don’t know that I can talk about the arrival of spring with a straight face. While it’s not true that we “don’t have seasons,” as so many transplants are fond of complaining (usually spoken while wearing flip-flops in January and waving around an iced coffee), our seasonal changes are not…

Pistachio Cake with Blackberry Sauce

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So, St. Patrick’s Day happened, huh? I didn’t get a chance to mark the occasion on the blog because I was busy celebrating glorious, glorious pie. I have no regrets, but lest you think I’m some heathen who walked around shunning green and stomping on rainbows and punching leprechauns, rest assured that we did fete…

Raspberry Mousse Chocolate Cups

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Bow ties? Check. Cummerbunds? Check. Spats, top hats, and tails? Check, check, and check! Now that we’re wearing our fanciest of fancy outfits, we can get down to the business of making fancy raspberry mousse chocolate cups. These mousse cups may or may not be Valentine’s Day desserts that never got blogged in time (okay,…

Raspberry-Pistachio Turkish Delight

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Can you guess what our family’s costume theme was for Halloween this year? Yes, we were The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. And you’d better believe that the wardrobe was fully functional and opened to reveal a beautiful view of Narnia. “Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I am ridiculous. And also obsessive. And…

Strawberry Cupcakes With Vanilla and Strawberry Buttercream

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Okay, I know I was just waxing rhapsodic about fall and fall flavors, but you can’t expect me to quit all berry desserts cold turkey, just because it’s October. Besides, these strawberry cupcakes were for a baby shower, and I’m pretty sure there’s a Cute Baby Exclusion Clause in the Big Book O’ Seasonal Produce…

Summer Pudding

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Summer lovin, had me a blast, Summer lovin, happened so fast… Summer’s not over yet, but it does feel like we might be on the downhill slope of it—or is that just my wishful thinking? Here in southern California we’re still firmly in the grips of scorching days and muggy nights, but I’m starting to…

Sunday Sweets: Strawberry Edition

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[It’s that time again—time for a round-up of all the candy shenanigans I’ve been up to this week! Shenanigans like these…] Truffles are good. Fresh strawberries are good. So when you combine the two, you KNOW the results are going to be good! In these Inside-Out Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, soft ganache is piped into fresh strawberries….

Doughnut Strawberry Shortcakes

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With the Fourth of July coming up, it’s all “red berries this” and “blue berries that” up in my Google reader. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good berry trifle or berry pie as much as the next kid, but this Independence Day I want to do something a little different with my berries….

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