Spaghetti alla Chitarra with Sweet Pepper Lamb Ragu

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Rainy days call for hearty, filling dishes like this Spaghetti alla Chitarra with Sweet Pepper Lamb Ragu. We’ve been having a lot of rainy days lately, hence, eating copious amounts of pasta is the norm around here. [Read More…]

Lavender Lemon Ice Cream

Lavender Lemon Ice Cream |

I once said that this lemon ice cream was my favorite.

Scratch that.

This Lavender Lemon Ice Cream is my favorite. [Read More…]

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream |

Maybe I should be changing the name of this blog to The Kitchen……that only makes ice cream. [Read More…]

Mixed Berry Goats Cheese Croissant Bread Pudding

Mixed Berry Goats Cheese Croissant Bread Pudding |

 I’m not going to beat around the bush. This bread pudding is the greatest thing to come out of my oven. EVER.

I mean, I love bread pudding anyway, but this one really takes the cake. Or pudding. [Read More…]

Fresh Pineapple Ice Cream

Fresh Pineapple Ice Cream |

Just as with my Lemon Ice Cream that I recently posted, I really enjoy tangy, acidic fruits that are made into a full-fat, super creamy ice cream instead of the usual sherbet or sorbet. THIS ice cream is another excellent example of this preference. [Read More…]

Blueberry Lavender Pound Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Cream

Blueberry Lavender Pound Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Cream |

Pound cake has become my go-to cake when I need an easy to throw together dessert. It doesn’t take long to get into the oven, provided you have softened butter available(I always keep about a pound out. The need for cake is frequent in this house). Pound cakes also require little decoration, which is perfect when you don’t have much time. [Read More…]

Fresh Lemon Ice Cream

Fresh Lemon Ice Cream |

I make ice cream a lot.

Like, several times a week A LOT.

Of all the many flavors I’ve gone through, this one remains my favorite. My one true ice cream love. [Read More…]

Coconut Horchata

Coconut Horchata |

To be honest, I’ve never really cared for Horchata. I’ve wanted to like it. Really. But every glass I’ve ever had has just tasted a bit like milk with a lot of sugar added to it.

Not my cup of tea. Or Horchata. [Read More…]

Rasberry & Lemon Mascarpone Mousse Mille Feuille

Raspberry & Mascarpone Mille Feuille |

I’ve always been intrigued by the Mille Feuille. Layers of puff pastry filled with mousses and creams. Desserts can’t get much more elegant than that. Especially with the name “Mille Feuille”. [Read More…]

Roasted Blueberry Balsamic Goats Cheese Ice Cream

Roasted Blueberry Balsamic Goats Cheese Ice Cream |

After a strawberry balsamic ice cream that I recently made(look for a recipe soon!), I have really been wanting to pair blueberries and balsamic as well. This idea actually came from a major ice cream fail the other night. I made a blueberry basil ricotta ice cream and I was NOT a fan. Maybe it’s because I have textural issues when it comes to ice cream. I like it super smooth and the ricotta left it gritty and grainy, even after I pushed the base through the finest-mesh sieve you ever did see. [Read More…]

Individual Tiramisu

Individual Tiramisu |


This, my friends, is my favorite dessert of all time.

Tiramisu. [Read More…]

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream |

I will only eat strawberry ice cream under two conditions: [Read More…]

Orange Scented Pound Cake with Broiled Citrus Ice Cream

Orange Scented Pound Cake with Broiled Citrus Ice Cream

I’ve gone through quite a bit of butter and sugar lately, trying to find a good recipe for pound cake.  Once with a dense texture that it still light, and not chewy. I finally found the perfect recipe and decided to flavor it with a little bit of orange oil and pair it with one of my favorite ice creams of all time. [Read More…]

Plain Tart Frozen Yogurt

Plain Tart Frozen Yogurt |

When it comes to frozen yogurt, I am a total weirdo.

While the rest of my family loves to pile all sorts of toppings on their bowl full of frozen yogurt in assorted flavors, changing it up every time we go out for it, I only like my frozen yogurt one way:

Plain tart with no toppings.

Zero. [Read More…]

Individual Raspberry Mousse Charlottes

Raspberry Mousse Charlottes |

Charlottes are something that I’ve always wanted to try, but, because of my lack of understanding just how easy  ladyfingers are to make(see THIS post), as well as a general shortage of pre-made ladyfingers in my neck of the woods, they never happened.

Until now. [Read More…]

Homemade Ladyfinger Recipe

Homemade Ladyfinger Recipe |

I used to have the notion that ladyfingers were some sort of mystical, highly difficult sponge cakes to make and that one could only make desserts requiring them if pre-packaged, pre-made ladyfingers could be found.

Turns out, that is not so. Driven by an intense pregnancy craving for tiramisu and hitting the road block of not being able to find any pre-made ladyfingers in my little town, I decided that it was time that I tried making them for myself. [Read More…]