Almond-Date Tart

  What’s a girl to do when she’s got extra tart dough waiting expectantly in the fridge?  The batch of dough I used to make the Nutella tart last week was enough to make at least three 8-inch tarts.  A good thing, actually, since the crust is very buttery, has been easy to work with […]

A Must-Try Chocolate Sorbet and Some Awards

  I am interrupting my regularly-scheduled blog posts because I want to share this with you.  Because I’m thinking you might want to see something refreshing and sweet instead of a practical dish that we’re all wont to prepare on Monday nights.  Because I am feeling extremely thankful for my imperfect life and a chicken […]

Nutella Tart Courtesy of Pierre Hermé

This is all that’s left of the Nutella tart I’ve been wanting to make for so long.  I finally made it last night after weeks of thinking about it.  This tart was created by Pierre Hermé (of Fauchon fame) for his wife to indulge her love for Nutella. And I can see why. This dessert […]

Electrolux #splits: My Leaning Banana "Split" Tower

  The Foodbuzz team is participating in a great cause to help raise funds (and awareness) for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).  They’ve set out to do this by inviting all Featured Publishers to post on one theme:  Banana Splits.  For each banana split post submitted by noon on Friday, July 16, Foodbuzz will donate […]

Cantaloupe Sorbet

So I’m playing mommy to four kids for the next few days.  This is one of the highlights of summer for me since I get to spend quality time with four of my nieces and nephews.  There never seems to be enough time to do everything on the list but Christian (18), JC (15), Isabella […]

My Go-To Brownies

At one point this weekend I found myself in desperate need of a chocolate fix.  On my posting pipeline was a Nutella tart and some truffles I wanted to make.  But preparing for a short trip in a few days made it difficult to do anything that required making dough or a few hours rest […]

A Day at the Beach and Thumbprint Cookies with Olallieberry Jam

Today was a day that didn’t go as planned, but in a good way.  We meant to ride our bikes, as is typical for us on a Thursday morning, but in the end my husband suggested that we spend the day on the coast. And what a fun day it turned out to be.  We […]

An Anniversary, An Award and Kiwi Gelato to Celebrate

  Today, my blog reached a small milestone–it’s my three month anniversary.  I feel like a newlywed, looking for a reason to celebrate each minor event.  These three short months as a food-blogger have taught me much, you see. Blogging – My background is in numbers–Accounting, Finance, Investments.  I have zero web-based skills and was […]