This particular cupcake is rich and dense, chocolaty, and has a tight crumb. It strikes the perfect balance of sea salt, cocoa, vanilla and coffee.
A slightly adapted King Arthur recipe. So gorgeous and delicious! Adding the clementine/orange zest is a must in my opinion.
Rich dark chocolate infused with fresh ginger. Buttery, crumbly shortbread with a hint of cardamom. Tangy creme fraiche infused with cardamom pods.
The most divine dessert for a chocolate peanut butter combo lover.
If you love that chocolate malted milk ball flavor…
Fresh berries picked from Red Fire Farm were the star of this beautiful and divine dessert. Whipped cream with vanilla, cardamom, and lemon zest to top it off.
Next time I make this I’ll probably drizzle some chocolate ganache and sea salt flakes over the top.
Go strawberry picking. Puree strawberries and add them to simple vanilla ice cream.
Rich and creamy with a zesty, burst-in-your-mouth lemon flavor! Mamocita Ryder served this with a blueberry compote and it was a wicked crowd pleaser.
Plain. Simple. Delicious.
Made with milk and cream from Mapleline Farm and eggs from Hampshire College Farm.
Blend ice cream, bourbon, and bitters until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with luxardo cherry and an orange twist. Enjoy!
Just a hint of orange creamsicle when this zesty, citrus, rich delight hits your tastebuds with luxurious chunks of dark chocolate.
Serving this with a small lump of gorgonzola cheese and a drizzle of balsamic (and maybe even some pine nuts toasted with salt) would do it perfect justice.
Because I absolutely love salt with my dark chocolate and nuts!
Dark roast, whole coffee beans steep in hot cream to give this rich, creamy, gelato-like ice cream its intense coffee flavor.
Thanks to Crust Bakeshop for inspiring a rosemary apple tart out of my kitchen this holiday season. The bacon and caramelized onions are a delicious savory addition.
When your boss loves peanut butter cookies, this is the ideal treat to bring to work for his birthday.
Nothing tastes better after picking fresh strawberries at Red Fire Farm and sharing with friends.
The dough isn’t quite as easy to work with as scones with regular flour, but this gluten free brunch treat is tasty.
Layers of rich poundcake, custard, and whipped cream offset by fresh berries, mango puree, and orange zest.
Fresh mango puree can be used in so many ways… mango raspberry trifle or spicy mango margarita just to name a couple.
A standard custard recipe that can be served alone or used an ingredient in another rich dessert.
One the rare occasion that you actually have leftover cider donuts from Atkins Farm…
One of my all time favorite, rich, chocolaty desserts. Serving with salted caramel sauce is just a no brainer in my book.
Next time I may try adding a tablespoon of goat cheese to the mascarpone mixture to give it a tangy hint.
What I did to create this recipe was look at existing carrot cake cookie recipes, then cross some of my favorite elements with our family recipe for carrot cake, which includes the likes of shredded coconut and fresh pineapple.
One of the many delicious things you can make after brewing a delicious beer…
This sweet and savory pie was a big winner as a Thanksgiving side dish (and appetizer, and dessert).
Affogato, aka gelato drowned in espresso, is an Italian thing and it just happens to be one of my absolute favorite desserts.
Love whipped cream but don’t do dairy or just want a different option?
A sweet, cold treat for those hot summer days. Inspired by Mark’s Daily Apple.
I make this at least twice a year as a gift for my Gram since it’s her favorite. It’s the perfect accompaniment for so many things, and it goes quickly at any tea party.
Ingredients 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped or shaved 1 cup heavy cream Directions In a small saucepan over medium-high […]
I made this for my birthday and it was delightful! Thanks to Smitten Kitchen for the recipe in her awesome cookbook.
Ingredients For crust 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temp 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tbsp […]
Ingredients Tart 14-ounce package puff pastry, defrosted in fridge overnight (like Smitten, my fave brand is DuFour) 3 large or […]
You need an ice cream maker for this. I spent some time house sitting for Jess where I was able to make good use of hers.
Ingredients: ~ 20 oz fresh strawberries 2 tablespoons sugar freshly squeezed lemon juice Directions: Puree all ingredients in a blender […]
Ingredients: 1 loaf pound cake, cut into chunks 1/2 pound fresh strawberries, sliced 1 1/2 cups strawberry puree 1 1/2 […]
Ingredients 1 cup mascarpone cheese 1/2 cup heavy cream 5-6 fresh figs a few slices of prosciutto, torn into pieces […]
Never in my life, until just over a year ago, had I known so many people with food allergies. Now […]
What we have here is a shortbread type of crust which uses pretzels, rather than nuts, for a bit of texture. The filling is a basic ganache, and it’s topped with simple creme fraiche.
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Rice pudding can be a great way to use up left-over rice (unless, of course, you’re me and typically cook […]
A while back I had tried out Heidi’s recipe for a healthier version of the standard peanut butter cookie and […]
I have a dear friend named Roxanne. Those who know her well call her Rocky. Rocky is a giving and […]
Are you a fan of the “morning glory” muffin? They are the breakfast muffin with a little bit of everything […]
There is a new Farmer’s Market that’s started up right in my lovely little city of Holyoke. It’s on Saturday […]
I love the season of the local Farmer’s Markets. Around New England, because it gets so darn cold in the […]
I absolutely adore the lemon ricotta cookie. It’s so zesty and tart, and sweet at the same time. After the […]
My favorite cookie of all time is the molasses cookie. It’s rich in spice: cinnamon, ginger, clove. It’s chewy and crackled on top, and has crunchy crystals of turbinado sugar sprinkled over it.
If you love deep, rich chocolate then this cake may be for you. Low-fat it is not, but heavenly it […]
Is it lemon season where you are and you have an abundance of those waxy, yellow beauties to zest and […]
Can I just say oh-my-goodness YUM! Let me start by pointing out that I am a huge fan of cookies […]
This recipe takes my favorite plain-ole brownies and dresses them up with natural peanut butter. I made them for a party recently and a friend commented that they reminded him of Thai food. If you execute the swirling technique properly they look like a beautifully striped tiger.
A stand-up carrot cake recipe is always a good thing to have in one’s repertoire, in my opinion. This recipe […]
I don’t know about you, but when I was young my Mom used to make chocolate chip cookie bars every […]
If you’re anything like me then until now you’ve only ever had graham crackers from a box, off the grocery […]