Category Archives: dessert

Chocolate Coconut Honey Truffles

Here’s a last minute Valentine’s treat that is fast and simple. Unsweetened coconut is drenched in honey and then covered in dark chocolate. They’re pretty and bite-sized, perfect packaged as a gift or accompanying ice cream as dessert. These were devised for a pregnant coconut-loving friend. I don’t know if there’s any correlation, but I […]

Naughty Bars

How can you resist a name like Naughty Bars? I found these a few months ago in the Penzey’s Spices catalog. I ripped it out and stuffed it in a cupboard ¬†and came across it during some New Year’s cleaning. The organizing resolution soon became the downfall of the ‘eat less sugar’ resolution, as I […]

Browned Butter Molasses Oat Cookies with Maple Icing

Let the baking begin! November is the kick-off to the official start of baking season. Holiday cookies, Thanksgiving rolls, party appetizers, loaves of bread for nice neighbors…the list goes on an on. Soften your butter, get out the cinnamon and the mixer and start baking. A freezer can be a baker’s best friend, as most […]

Pie Palooza!

  What a way to kick off November–eating pie! In my opinion, November 1 kicks off the official start of baking season, and pies are one of those things that people should make more often. They seem intimidating, but with a little practice, mixing and rolling out pie crust is a cinch, while pouring in […]

Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Summer is drawing to a close. V’s of geese are cutting through the skies most evenings. The temperatures have cooled (slightly). A few ambitious trees have sent ¬†leaves scarlet. It’s been a good one–very hot, very dry, but good. The garden is full to bursting, we’ve logged many hours at the pool and we’ve made […]