Red White and Blue Rock Candy

June 30, 2013
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I am very excited to share this candy. I love getting into the spirit of holidays and have been thinking for quite a while about making fun red, white, blue candy for the Fourth of July. While the lollipops I made are fun and easy to make, these were my real inspiration for this year’s […]

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Red White and Blue Lollipops

June 26, 2013
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With the Fourth of July right around the corner I have been playing around with a variety of red, white, and blue candies. A couple of years ago I made these fun flag lollipops, so this year I wanted to try something a little bit different. Lollipops are always a big hit with the kids […]

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Lemon Cheesecake Truffles

June 13, 2013
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As a food blogger I often find myself with assorted dribs and drabs of leftover frostings, fillings or other ingredients in my refrigerator just waiting to be turned into something new. When making desserts to post on the blog I will often make partial recipes so that we don’t end up with quite so much […]

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Strawberry Meyer Lemon Trifle

June 5, 2013
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Trifle is one of those desserts that isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind when I am planning dessert, but every time I do make it I wonder why I don’t make it more often. Layers of cake, fruit, and custard blend seamlessly into a delicious and beautiful dessert that is better […]

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Rhubarb Sorbet Spritzer

May 23, 2013
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When I was in college there was a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream store not far from campus. We didn’t go all that often but I have to admit that every time I was in there I was puzzled by one of the items on the menu, the Sorbet Splash. As a fervent ice cream […]

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Rhubarb Sorbet

May 21, 2013
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When I was a child I went to summer camp on a working farm. I have lots of fond memories of the camp, but one of my favorite times at camp was when they would take us around the garden cutting pieces off of the different vegetables and herbs for the kids to sample. My […]

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Strawberry Soup with Basil Cream and Pound Cake Croutons

May 20, 2013
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It sometimes surprises me how many strawberries we go through in my house durring the summer months. Most of them get eaten straight out of the baskets or pureed into smoothies and popsicles but I also love to play around with strawberries in all kinds of recipes from salads to jams to cakes. One of […]

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Fresh Fruit Sauces for Blinzes

May 14, 2013
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Shavout, coming seven weeks after Passover, is the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. It starts tonight and I have spent the last few days cooking up a storm. It is traditional to eat dairy meals on Shavout so it is nice to be making different things than I usually […]

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Kumquat Pate de Fruit

May 2, 2013
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Whenever I walk into a fancy candy shop I am drawn to the display of Pate de Fruit. These glistening fruit jellies look like shining jewels lined up in the display and I always want to buy some. While sometimes they can be disappointingly bland, a well made Pate de Fruit is intensely flavorful, capturing […]

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Lemon Pound Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

April 29, 2013
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This past Sunday I took the kids to the farmers market for the first time in months. This being California the farmers markets are open year round, but the baby growing in my belly has left me exhausted. It takes quite a bit of energy  to navigate the farmers market with two small children, so it’s […]

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Limonana marshmallows

April 11, 2013
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My husband is currently on a trip in Israel. Talking to him everyday about all the things he is seeing and experiencing has meant that Israel is very much on all of our minds (especially my older son who keeps reminding my husband that next time he wants to go too). With Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s […]

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