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Pink Banana Squash Chocolate Ginger Tart

A while back I Instagramed this picture of a HUGE pink banana squash I bought at the Farmer’s Market in Milford PA. Imagine my disappointment when breaking open this bigger than a baby vegetable to roast it, the flesh was sooo not pink, but pumpkin color. The seeds, however, surpassed expectations. They were plump and […]

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Pumpkpin Marzipan Ice Cream

I know everyone is beyond over pumpkin ANYTHING. So the absolute nerve of me to post two pumpkin recipes in a row. However, I’m pushing the proverbial pumpkin envelope today and posting this amazing, delicious ice cream. If you have time, the ingredients and the inclination, make this for your holiday  guests. They will love […]

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Brown Sugar Sour Cream Cakelets with Maple Glaze

These fall inspired caklets were an audition for a Thanksgiving dessert. They passed the test with flying colors.  At Thanksgiving, I like to provide an array of homemade desserts in small individual portions.  People appreciate this after a huge meal because most want to participate in the dessert feast but are too stuffed from dinner. […]

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Plum Strudel with Cinnamon Glaze

This is a beautiful seasonal strudel for your Thanksgiving table for for Fall coffee and cake time. The addition of the vanilla to both the preserves and the strudel dough added another layer of flavor to this rich, delicious autumn dessert. 

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Gingerbread Persimmon Curd Trifle with Star Anise Whipped Cream

This might be the most perfect Thanksgiving dessert I have ever made and I have made a lot of Thanksgiving dessert in my life. Very sweet and tangy persimmon curd plays beautifully off spicy gingerbread. The secret to this treat is to not sweeten the whipped cream layer. Just flavor it with ground star anise powder. The […]

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Fall Rainbow Sherbet: Cranberry, Butternut Squash and Quince

While sitting on a train recently returning to the barrier island town where I grew up, my mind was wandering backwards. One random memory was the rainbow sherbet of my childhood and how incredible it tasted on those hot long lazy beach days. I remembered standing barefoot in a wet bathing suit, hair full of sea water, […]

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Colorful Falling Leaves Sugar Cookies

These are a quick, easy and fun cookie to make. Something you can easily make with kids or a colorful addition to a school bake sale. This idea can easily be adapted for Christmas using red and green food coloring and holiday cookie cutters or for  Valentine’s Day using red and pink color and different […]

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Whole Wheat Candied Ginger Chocolate Chip Scones

I can never get enough of making scones. First, they are so easy to make and second they are a great way to use up leftover bits and pieces in the pantry like chips, nuts and dried fruit. Scone love. That’s why they’re heart shaped. These were actually made for a brunch, not just to […]

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Brown Sugar Rosemary Hazelnut Brittle

Since Labor Day I feel like I am not only in a race to use up the herbs in my garden, to use them to create interesting new treats. This candy was inspired by the surprisingly delicious Chocolate Mixed-Herb Caramels I made last month. Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but it looks like using herbs in homemade […]

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Basil Muffins

These are good. These are serve to two college friends you haven’t seen in a very long time good. Last weekend, on Saturday I was busy the entire day prepping for a 12 hour photo/video shoot on Monday. Sunday guests were coming. Oh dear. The night before I had no clue of what I could […]

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