Category Archives: dessert

Matzo Brittle, for Passover (and Easter, Too)

Growing up in a pretty secular family, I never paid close attention to the Jewish holidays–aside from always enjoying the food and the family time. If there’s one Jewish staple that I’ve always loved and looked forward to having in … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Adieu

Whoopie! I’d like to start this post by saying–before you get confused–that the title of this post refers to the somewhat odd timing of this recipe. As it happens, Spring arrived for just a fraction of a second this weekend. … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Pear Compote/Sundae

How do you feel about sundaes? And poached pears? And homemade vanilla bean ice cream? And homemade chocolate sauce? Yup, that’s what I thought. I’m right there with you. Get me a bowl and a spoon, pronto. Last week, I … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: If You Love Somebody

If you’ve never had homemade vanilla bean ice cream before, I must inform you: you have not lived. Ok, maybe you’ve lived little–but not to the potential that you COULD be living. I’ve had a few disasters in the kitchen: … Continue reading

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Poached Pear and Brown Butter Tart

Most people make pies for Thanksgiving, but not I. No, I make tarts. Tarts or cakes, but preferably tarts. I used to make tarts in pie pans, but the situation simply wasn’t ideal. So when I finally acquired a tart … Continue reading

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Blackberry Sour Cream Cobbler + The xx

When The Kitchen Diaries first arrived on my doorstep from Amazon, I was really excited. But after flipping through it a few times, I found myself somewhat disappointed–I was ready to start bookmarking recipes, but I couldn’t seem to get … Continue reading

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Pumpkin. Swirl. Brownies: Happy Thanksgiving!

Who knew I had a thing for pumpkins. They’ve never been a staple of my diet, nor something I’ve sought out in the past, but it seems like they’ve managed to work their way into many a dinner, dessert, and … Continue reading

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