It’s berry season! Berries are officially my favorite dessert fruit, so when early summer rolls around and bright, beautiful, fresh berries are abundant, I stock up and start cooking. I ran across this super simple Raspberry Cream Tart from Midwest Living magazine, and I knew this was the perfect time to give it a try.
The dessert looks perfectly summery and elegant, but putting it together is a breeze, and it gets a little (delicious) help from a convenient grocery store staple…
Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough.
No crust muss and fuss, just a minute or so of pressing cookie dough into a tart pan, and you’re on your way. Read more...(644 words, 10 images, estimated 2:35 mins reading time)
It’s July! And almost the 4th, which means it’s time to get your 4th of July plans in order! This deceptively simple dessert is sure to knock your family’s socks off. All you need are a few simple ingredients, and a little bit of time. It’s fresh, light, and really tasty.
Have you ever had a pavlova? Traditionally, a pavlova is a disk of fresh-baked meringue, topped with whipped cream and fruit. The meringue is crisp and crunchy on the outside, and chewy-soft on the inside. Paired with fruit and cream, the texture of a pavlova dessert is unlike anything you’ve ever had, and truly special. They are beautiful desserts, and always elicit oooohs and aaaaahs, but believe me when I say, this recipe is so easy to put together. Read more...(921 words, 11 images, estimated 3:41 mins reading time)
It’s that time of year again! Berry season! My fridge is consistently stocked with fresh berries this time of year. So, when The Daily Meal asked me if I’d like to enter their Driscoll’s Berries #RaspberryDessert recipe contest, I figured there couldn’t be a better time! Last year, they had a Strawberry Shortcake contest, and my entry was this delectable Lemon Poppyseed Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Devonshire Cream. This year, we’re talking raspberries, my all time favorite berry, and it didn’t take long for me to figure out the dessert I was going to try. Read more...(865 words, 11 images, estimated 3:28 mins reading time)
Tres Leches Cake is one of those recipes that I feel has been haunting me for a while. I’d never made it before this, but I kept seeing it…everywhere. The idea intrigued me, a simple vanilla cake soaked in a creamy concoction of Tres Leches (Three milks, if I remember correctly from high school Spanish). It seemed more like a pudding than a cake, but more cake-like than a bread pudding. I wanted to make one, but none of the recipes jumped out at me. Read more...(1138 words, 10 images, estimated 4:33 mins reading time)
I love a good challenge, and when the good people at Driscoll’s Berries asked me if I’d like to participate in their Muffin Madness promotion for the month of March, I couldn’t resist! All this month, Driscoll’s will be featuring mouth-watering berry muffin recipes on their website. You’ve heard of March Madness, right? Well, Muffin Madness is a whole lot tastier!
They have some amazing recipes on their site, but I decided to try to concoct my own variation. My all-time favorite berries are sweet, tart raspberries. My favorite muffins are those yummy pumpkin cream cheese muffins you see in, virtually, every coffee shop and cafe during the fall months. I thought a raspberry cheesecake muffin sounded like the perfect Spring variation to try. Read more...(817 words, 9 images, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)