Month: July 2016

Stone Fruit Galette

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Fruit / Pies

Something weird happens when you move to the suburbs.  You start doing laundry more often, buying things in bulk and hoarding new kitchen supplies like it was going out of style.  Because, my kitchen is huge.  Like, obnoxiously huge.  In fact, it’s probably almost 3X as big as my old bedroom in New York.  So you can’t really blame me for filling it all up with notoftenusedbutstillcompletelynecessary kitchen toys.  But without it, this stone fruit galette […]

Blackberry Lime Cupcakes

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Cakes / Fruit

You guys…it is HOT.  Like, really hot.  I left Texas to escape the unforgiving summers and stifling humidity for the seasons-filled, cooler days that make up the East Coast for a reason.  I know, I preach on and on about how much I love summer and the first time it gets tough, I turn into a gigantic wimp.  Who tends to whine.  A lot.  As a result, I was craving something light and refreshing to […]

Raspberry Brownie Cake

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Cakes / Chocolate / Fruit

Last week was tough.  The stresses of everyday life combined with the sadness felt by the nation, and in particular my fellow Texans  left a cloud over what would normally be a few glorious summer days.  You see, summer has always been my favorite season (have I mentioned that yet?).  Vacations, long days lounging by the pool and afternoons spent searching for cold treats while the sun beats down and warms your skin.  It’s heaven. […]

Black and Blueberry Pie

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Fruit / Pies

I love holidays.  I don’t know what it is about them.  The chance to spend time with family and friends.  The knowledge that were we not celebrating, we would otherwise be sitting in an office.  Having the time to make and then consume too much food.  And, perhaps my favorite, a reason to spend time in your kitchen baking the most fantastic themed desserts.  July 4th is no exception.  And, July 4th simply begs..no, no […]