Category Archives: dessert

Strawberry Scone Sunday

Strawberries n Cream Scones (with vanilla bean lavender sugar) 3 c flour 3/4 c sugar 1 T baking powder 1/2 t salt 10 T unsalted butter (chilled, chopped) 1 c heavy cream 3/4 c whole milk (or all heavy cream, … Continue reading

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Banana Cake with Browned Buttercream Frosting

I was leaving town for a week so had to use up my 4.5 bananas.  I decided to make my first banana cake and made it with a twist.  I added dark chocolate chips and made a browned butter frosting. … Continue reading

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Fleur de sel Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie

When my mom got home from a couple of weeks in Provence, she came to visit us in Evergreen, CO.  She came bearing gifts, presenting us with some thoughtful native French trinkets including a monogrammed sachet of Lavender, a small … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Foodful Weekend in Denver

Pisco Sour 3-4 oz Pisco 1-2 oz squeezed lemon juice (I like lemon, but lime works just the same & is great too) 1 egg white 3/4 oz homemade simple syrup (I prefer to use Mauritian sugar cubes or use my … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Macarons

This is what happens when your oven is too hot at higher elevation.I like to add just a bit more of the delicious pumpkin buttercream than the average macaron maker.I grated fresh nutmeg and sifted cinnamon on top for a … Continue reading

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Making Cashew Milk is as Simple as 1-2-3!

This is the easiest milk to make and probably the tastiest!  1.) Start with soaking 1 cup of raw unsalted cashews overnight in water.  After they have softened and are ready to be turned into milk, rinse thoroughly before adding … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Means King Cake

Sadly folks I won’t be making Mardi Gras this year, so no fun pictures in the weeks to follow.  I decided I don’t have to completely miss out on all the perks of going to New Orleans for this crazy … Continue reading

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Browned Butter Banana Bread

Browned butter makes everything better!  I made this as a Labor Day treat, and it turned out deliciously.  I have been wanting to make banana bread and thought why not incorporate my browned butter technique and bake it in a bundt! … Continue reading

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S’mores Cookie Cups and Pumpkin Pop-tarts 

When I think about fall, I think about pumpkins, changing leaves, camping weather…and S’mores!!  I also anticipate autumn festivals: first Tulsa State Fair followed by Oktober Fest.  Last year I went to the fair once but visited 3 different Oktober Fests … Continue reading

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A Mountain Wedding: Sweets & Spirits

Day two in Aspen wedding celebrations Specific location:  Hotel Jerome Garden Terrace The mini Lemon Tarts were amazing as well as the Apple Fritter Donut Holes. The open bar complete with coffee and accoutrements     Steve Tyrell–from Father of the Bride … Continue reading

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