Ever since I made a miniature version of my mom’s Grasshopper Pie recipe, I’ve experimented with all kinds of petite tarts and desserts. Eliza asked me to make her favorite of my diminutive experiments — Raspberry Cream Tartlets — to take to school for her birthday….
Pale green minty deliciousness billows up from inside little chocolate cookie crusts. These cupcake-sized grasshopper tartlets make perfect finger food.
We didn’t eat much junk food at my house growing up, but we did indulge in dessert most nights after dinner. Often, we finished our meal with a simple bowl of ice cream, but sometimes my my mom — a master of sweet, indulgent treats — served us something much more exciting….
Crisp chocolate crust, rich, thick ganache, sweet butterscotch pudding, and airy whipped cream come together in this indulgent Butterscotch Cream Pie.
A few weeks ago, Tessa looked in the refrigerator and told us that we had too much food. “We shouldn’t go to the store until we eat all of this,” our nearly-five-year-old declared….
This Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie’s tart lemon-lime filling could really stand alone, but the sweet billowing mass of meringue transforms a simple pie into a festive extravagance.
During a recent kids’ soccer game, my friend Laurie mentioned that she was making a lemon meringue pie for a catering event that evening. Instantly, I began obsessing as I described to her an amazing version that I hadn’t made in years.
These Savory Pumpkin Hand Pies deliver their thyme-laced pumpkin, Gruyere, and leek filling in a tidy, hand-size package that’s almost too cute to eat. Happy Halloween!
Catalogs seem to multiply in my mailbox these days. You know what I’m talking about — that endless supply of glossy pages parading seasonal items like bronze pumpkins vases and decorative metal skulls, not to mention berry-and-pine cone-topiary Christmas trees and reindeer-Santa-and-sleigh stitched throw pillows….
This blackberry pie recipe calls for maple syrup instead of granulated sugar. Made with fresh or frozen berries, it tastes like summer in dessert form.
One single blackberry, sun-warm and sweet on my tongue, can instantly transport me back to the summer-time of my childhood….
It’s hard to go wrong with sweet peaches, handpicked blackberries, brown sugar, and lots of love. This Peach Pie with Blackberries and Ginger hits the spot.
While devouring Sarah Weeks’ mystery novel Pie, Eliza decided she wanted to bake her way through the recipes that appear at the beginning of each chapter. For me, this seemed like a great challenge to embark on with my budding reader/baker….
Rich chocolate pudding layered over a cinnamon-pecan-chocolate crust and topped with freshly whipped cream, this Chocolate Cream Pie tastes heavenly.
I still remember the moment when, more than eight years ago, a particular issue of Gourmet magazine swished through my door’s mail slot. My mouth watered as I flipped through page after page of chocolate recipes. …