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cranberry-pear cobblers in jars + freund container giveaway

December 20, 2012

Desserts in jars may be my new favorite thing! I love the individual servings (let’s be honest – I’m not the best at sharing, especially when it comes to sweets), and there’s something about scooping warm cobbler out of a mason jar that’s simply fun. ...

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plum-mascarpone ice cream

July 11, 2012

The sweetest gifts are the edible kind – I cherish small, thoughtful gestures. Liz, the owner of the blueberry farm, gave me a bag of plums fresh off her tree after my last visit. Ripe and juicy to the point of splitting open, I knew ...

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blueberry-peach sorbet

June 14, 2012

Consider the first ripe peach of the summer. A too-firm grip could easily bruise the tender flesh, and as you peel away the fuzzy skin, syrupy-sweet juice runs down your arms. You don’t mind the mess, though. It signals carefree summer days, filled with lazy ...

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brandied apricot crumb bars

May 18, 2012

When I glimpsed a tower of plump golden apricots at the store this week, I stopped everything to fill a bag with the first of the local harvest. Brandy and brown butter were my next two thoughts, and it wasn’t long before a pan of ...


brandied cherry-almond loaf cake

December 27, 2011

Rustic sweets like this brandied cherry-almond loaf cake are supremely comforting and nice to have on hand this time of year to serve the unexpected guest. This cake ages well so make a day ahead of when you plan to serve it – the flavors ...