Desserts

Cannoli Ice Cream

July 31, 2012
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My very first restaurant job was in part, by accident. I was in college and was interested in becoming a chef instead of the psychologist I was studying to be. Ever practical (having 3 jobs to put yourself through college will do that to a person), I decided to try working in a restaurant before […]

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Cherry Clafoutis

July 23, 2012
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I’ve always wanted to make a clafoutis, but never had until recently. Something about the name sounds so romantic to me (maybe because it’s French?), which is odd considering this is really quite an easy, homestyle dessert. What is a clafoutis, you ask? Think of a cross between a dense custard and a thick pancake, […]

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Candied Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

June 4, 2012
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It’s safe to say that just about everyone likes ice cream, right? What’s not to like? Good ice cream has all the qualities of the perfect husband; sweet, rich and satisfying. Ok, just kidding. Maybe. A little. But once again, I’ve had my assumptions challenged, this time by a fifteen year old boy who told […]

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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust and Salted Caramel

February 6, 2012
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I’m frugal, I’ll admit it. I don’t mind spending money when I feel there is good bang for the buck (example, I’ll spend more for hotel room with a great view), but if I can make it myself, better and cheaper, then I will. That’s just a bonus, isn’t it? When I decided I wanted […]

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Berry Basil Sorbet

August 5, 2011
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Wow! It tastes like pizza! said a friend when I gave him a scoop. That’s not exactly what you want to hear when you’re making a dessert sorbet, right? Inspired by some fresh berries and an abundance of basil sitting on my counter, I made this sorbet for a party last month. I was surprised at […]

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Meyer Lemon Vanilla Bean Creme Caramel

July 19, 2011
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What, another lemon dessert? Shhhh…yes, another one, and don’t give me any flack about it. I love my little ancient lemon tree and it loves me back. It’s my own personal “Giving Tree” providing me with luscious, sweet, Meyer lemons almost year round. Of the 22 desserts in my “Dessert” category, 6 are made with Meyer lemons, but only […]

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