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pear & frangipane tartlets

January 20, 2014

Some desserts have the power to evoke memories and transport you to another place. These pear & frangipane tartlets are that type of dessert – one rich bite of brown butter crust and creamy almond filling conjure up visions of a Parisian cafe, no plane ...

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brown butter pear crumble

September 17, 2013

Crisp versus crumble. What’s the difference between the two? I recently came across an interesting King Arthur Flour blog on the subject. Technically, a fruit crisp topping is simply flour, sugar, and butter baked together while a fruit crumble topping adds oats and nuts to ...

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brown butter pear bars

September 6, 2013

As I flung open the patio door this morning to let the sun stream across the leather couch, I jumped quickly back in surprise. The breeze was cold, unexpectedly so. Though I am holding onto summer with tightly clenched hands, refusing to admit that we ...

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oatmeal-pear cookies

January 14, 2013

A wise person once said, “A well-stocked pantry must always have fresh-baked cookies.” I’m inclined to agree with that wisdom – is anything more comforting or joy-inducing than a fresh oatmeal cookie? In this instance I added cookie butter to the batter, along with diced ...

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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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caramelized pear streusel bread

October 4, 2012

I’m beginning to sense the chill in the morning air when I throw open the windows and doors to let the sun in. I hurry to make my morning espresso, wanting to soak in the marvelous warmth. I crave a comforting breakfast, too. A slice ...

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persimmon-pear bread

January 18, 2012

Abundance is a great source of inspiration in the kitchen – a profusion of ripe Hachiya persimmons and pears led to the creation of this persimmon-pear bread. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger infuse the loaf with spiciness, and a diced pear adds texture to the ...

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oatmeal cookie pear bars

January 12, 2012

These oatmeal cookie pear bars come with a warning: the moment the pan emerges from the oven and you inhale the aroma of the browned butter-oatmeal crust laced with cinnamon, allspice, and cardamom, you’ll be plotting ways to enjoy these bars throughout the day. You ...

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