September Roasted Peach Cake

Prep Cut Peach Cake

I’m 34 weeks pregnant and love the extra 300+/day calories the pregnancy books all agree I should be consuming!  It’s September in New England and peaches are ready for  pickin’.  This Peach Cake is a dense and moist homage to the dog days.   The majority of the peaches are roasted off in the oven […]

Macarons~ An Autumn Trio

Autumn Macaron Trio: Pumpkin Pie with Maple Creme, Maple Sugar with Pumpkin Ganache, Cumin with Citrus and Anise Mascarpone

Let’s face it, macarons are chic little buggers.  How can we even think of calories when something is this adorable and well dressed?  With a few basic tools and a little finesse, macarons are simple to execute.  Below is the my Basic Macaron Recipe.  The recipe provides a solid base structure to customize anyway you […]

Red Porridge with Cream (Rød Grød med Fløde)

Rød Grød med Fløde ... Say it!

When I was 16, I lived in Denmark for 6 months.  Some of my nearest and dearest friends are Danish and I grew up with special Scandinavian traditions and specialities mixed into my life back on Bainbridge.  I think “rød grød med fløde” or Red Porridge with Cream is the prize of Denmark…well, at least […]

Anna’s Molten Lava Cake…approved by Joe Bastianich

Molten Lava Cake with Brandied Cherry

Pressure test? psssh! This dessert will wow :)  My recipe is quick and easy.  The trick is to measure and prep every ingredients so you can quickly combine once you get moving.  This chocolate heaven is best served immediately out of the oven…(as you will appreciate if you watched episode 7 of season 3 of […]

Key Lime Pie with Coco-Macadamia Nut Crust and Greek Yogurt

Key Lime Pie with Coco-Macadamia Nut Crust and Greek Yogurt

This is one of my favorite summer desserts.  There is nothing like chilled custard-y lime flavors to refreshen the palate on these hot summer nights.  This recipe is extremely quick and easy.  The texture tastes like a delicious egg-based custard, however, the creamy consistency is achieved with sweetened condensed milk.  I like to romanticize this […]

Pies, Pies, Pies! From Berries to Stone Fruit, Happy Summer!

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Berries and stone fruit are on sale right now in New England!  AJ and I are talkin’ pies tomorrow AM on FOX 25 Boston.  Try this 5 minute pie crust as your foundation for celebrating summer in New England! Tomorrow we will be featuring: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Thyme and Cointreau Rainier Cherry and Habanero Crostata […]

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins

This recipe is another one of my mom’s that I remember from when I was little.  She used to make the most delicious Banana Coconut Tea Bread that she would serve when friends would come for an afternoon visit.  Traditionally, her recipe is made with toasted coconut and coarsely chopped walnuts and is lovely sliced. […]

Virginia Belle’s Brownies

Virginia Belle's Brownies

My folks were out here this past week to celebrate the MasterChef premiere with AJ and me.  I didn’t waste a minute asking them to whip up a few of the dishes that remind me of my childhood.  I have lived over 3,000 miles away from them for over 10 years, so recipes are how […]

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