Category Archives: dessert

Spring-y lemon ricotta cookies

I think I may be one of the only people who can somehow connect these light, airy, spring-y (seasonally AND in texture) cookies to something you would put on a Christmas cookie platter.  But these little, lemony mouthfuls work all year … Continue reading

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Orange chocolate chip pound cake

I can’t stop baking.  Be it a silent rebellion against January detoxing and dieting or a craving for winter comfort (snow or no snow, it is still January), the flurry of flour and sugar has not subsided in my kitchen … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: peppermint meringues

With every holiday/special occasion/festive time of year, I tend to stress out attempting to make every recipe I see in blogs and magazines.  By the time summer has come and gone, I feel guilty that I missed my window to use those beautiful, local cranberry beans … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: meyer lemon olive oil cake with cranberries

And just like that, another Christmas season is upon us.  Kind of hard to believe, especially as the temperature in Boston is 61°F today.  December 6.  61 degrees.  As much as I yearn for cooler weather and softly falling flakes to inspire … Continue reading

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Cider, pumpkins, and cupcakes, oh my!

Never mind that it snowed the other night in Boston, there is a Nor’easter scheduled to happen today, and it isn’t even November yet–my feet are still firmly planted in autumnal cuisine.  With the big Halloween weekend looming, here are some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Peach brown butter buckle

  I guess it’s time to get back to reality.  After nearly a week in Bermuda and a quick weekend trip to the idyllic Squam Lake in Holderness NH, it is time to buckle down.  Sorry.  Couldn’t resist.  I recently heard someone … Continue reading

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Key lime birthday cake with candied citrus rind

We recently celebrated my husband’s birthday.  Of the five birthdays we’ve spent together as a couple, the majority of them have come and gone with a memorable story.  A few months into our relationship, I gave Dane tickets to the Red Sox for … Continue reading

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