Pear Cobbler

This Pear Cobbler is a seasonal dessert that’s perfect for holiday parties! Try serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra decadence. Currently, the weather is more indecisive than I am. We get a smidgen of fall. A taste of summer’s humidity. Perfect weather. Cool temperatures mixed with summer’s humidity. Some days, it seems as if the weather is cycling through various mood swings over the course of a few hours. It makes figuring out what to

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Pumpkin Slab Pie

Pumpkin Slab Pie is the perfect solution if you’re serving a larger group! It makes 24-30 slices, providing a perfect portion of this classic fall dessert. Have you ever heard of slab pies? I’m really into them right now! They’re similar to sheet cakes. Basically, instead of having a round, tall pie (or cake), you bake a long, thin one using a rimmed baking sheet. This is so useful for parties where you’ll need a dessert that serves a large

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Apple Hand Pies with Rosemary Thyme Crust

These apple hand pies have a delicate crust seasoned with fresh rosemary and thyme. They’re a fragrant treat that will make your kitchen smell amazing! I think hand pies are a great recipe for novice bakers who feel intimidated by homemade dough. It’s an opportunity to get a feel for working with the dough while treating it a bit more like a large cookie. A large cookie with tasty pie filling. Plus, who doesn’t love a good single serving dessert?

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Mixed Currant Panna Cotta Tart

This Mixed Currant Panna Cotta Tart is a light, beautiful dessert that will wow your guests! Every now and then I get my hands on an ingredient that I find myself wanting to showcase as the centerpiece of a recipe. When I saw these mixed currants in my CSA basket, it was love at first site. I had never received a mixture of colors like these before.

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Wild Blueberry Lemon Cream Tart + a Visit to Prince Edward Island

This Wild Blueberry Lemon Cream Tart is surprisingly light and delicate. Served chilled or at room temperature, it’s a perfect summer dessert. When Wyman’s of Maine invited me on a sponsored press trip to Prince Edward Island, I immediately said yes. As a native Marylander, I love shellfish, and PEI is known for having some of the best lobster, mussels and oysters. That’s the selfish reason I agreed; I won’t lie. However, I was also extremely intrigued by the actual purpose of the

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Strawberry Pie

There’s no better way to celebrate strawberry season than with this sweet, decadent strawberry pie! Every time I visit the west coast, I’m completely enamored. The weather (especially the lack of humidity), the beaches, the year-round access to fabulous produce… I could go on, but I’m pretty sure I’ve rambled about this more than once before. Several years ago, California Strawberries sent me to visit some of their farms, and I think that’s when I began seriously incorporating strawberries into

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Chocolate Tart with Toasted Coconut and Sea Salt

This Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Toasted Coconut and Sea Salt is rich, decadent and perfect for parties. People will beg you for the recipe! Over the years I’ve shared many recipes for tarts, galettes and pies. I often write about techniques for working with dough, but I’d like to try and visually demonstrate some of the methods I’ve been describing. Eventually maybe I’ll work my way up to video tutorials, but one step at a time! My friend recently hosted a

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Brandied Acorn Squash Pie

This Brandied Acorn Squash Pie is absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving! Acorn squash is naturally sweeter than pumpkin and works amazingly well in desserts. “We are either now here or nowhere.” – Journey into Power Several months ago I started taking hot yoga classes. For years I had been turned off by the thought of it, assuming it was something I’d hate. However, it has really grown on me for a number of reasons.

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Cranberry Pecan Tart

Serve this flavorful Cranberry Pecan Tart at holiday parties! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving. “Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ― Samuel Butler Fall always brings mixed feelings for me. I love the changing leaves and the crisp, cool weather. I love the holidays. It’s the season for apples, pears, winter squash and root vegetables. My favorite wardrobe staples are dusted off- jeans, boots, pea coats, merino wool cardigans and sweaters.

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Roasted Plums with Brown Sugar and Crème Fraîche

These roasted plums with brown sugar and creme fraiche are a simple, elegant dessert! Brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness. Hi everyone! I have been holding on to some news for awhile now and am so excited that I can finally share it with you. In November I will be joining Eva Kosmas Flores from Adventures in Cooking in Tuscany where we will be co-hosting a food photography + styling workshop for Nostrale, an Italian tour company.

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