Dessert

Columba di Pasqua–Re-post

Breads

Note:  This is a repeat of a recipe I try to re-post each year.  I want to make another one this year.  (And guard it better from certain people this time). This is a fun Easter bread, Italian style. It’s basically just a rich egg bread decorated with almond paste and almonds but it’s the […]

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How to Make the Best Snow Ice Cream

Dairy Foods

I suppose I should have known I was tempting fate when I declared our last snow/sleet as the Last Hurrah of winter. We got about 4 inches of perfect, fluffy snow last night, and today had snow ice cream written all over it. Encouraged by one of my brothers (who got about an 8″ snowfall […]

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New Year’s Eve Recipes for the Figgy Pudding-Weary

Breads

Here’s a re-post from 2008. I still feel the same way! If you are like me at this time of year, you are one table full of sweet, highly-refined and fatty treats from running for the hills to subsist off roots and berries. But there is one more culinary hurdle to leap before the party […]

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Rustic Berry Tart

Dessert

This is less of a real recipe than an excuse to post pictures of berries. They’re just so beautiful.  And so special. I love berries and they’re insanely nutritious, too. The strawberries were first, then the black raspberries, and now finally some blackberries have started to ripen.  We’ll have a few blueberries later, but since […]

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Strawberry Pie

Dessert

After a trip to a Pick-Your-Own strawberry patch this past weekend, I had some berries begging for something more than smoothies or cereal.  Here’s what I came up with.  It’s a no-sugar (just honey) added, flourless pie with a combination cooked puree filling and fresh berries. As we dived in, we had the same discussion […]

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