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Key Lime Bars

I made these bars last Spring when I spotted key limes for the first time at the supermarket. They’re a little out of character for me this time of year (this is pumpkin spice season after all), but key…


Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet

Nobody makes ice cream quite like Jeni Britton-Bauer. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home is a beautiful resource book I’ve used to make ice cream both at work and at home, always with amazing results. My favorite flavor isn’t…


Classic Coconut Cake

“Cake or pie?” He asked. It was the first interview question I was asked when I interviewed at Uchi two years ago. It was a complete break from the usual generic interview questions: So, tell me a little bit about…

Desserts Travel

Sugar Bakeshop in Charleston

  While heading to lunch on Cannon Street in Charleston we passed by Sugar Bakeshop. We decided to stop in and grab a cupcake and some coffee. I believe a truly great meal begins and ends with dessert. We refer…

Desserts Food

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

I thought I had the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, until now. When I worked as a cook at Olympic Provisions Olympia Provisions, I would sometimes go in on my day off and help our pastry chef, Amelia Lane, with…

Desserts Food

My Favorite Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse has been one of my very favorite desserts for as long as I can remember. Desserts that have a rich flavor, yet have a very light, airy texture have always appealed to me. A spoonful or two after…

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Cover-to-Cover Project: Lavender Shortbread

Earlier this month I signed up to take part in The Bitten Word’s annual Cover-to-Cover project. It’s a baking project where readers volunteer to make every holiday confection published in their favorite cooking magazines. I knew I would need motivation…

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Breakfast & Brunch Desserts

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Last week was the second installment of National Doughnut Day. Celebrated twice a year – once in June and again in November – it’s a day to channel your inner fat kid and go nuts for the bliss that…