• Honey Roasted Fig Ice Cream

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          Hello! I haven’t written a post in forever – but it’s summer, and it’s hot, and you deserve this scrumptiously satisfying ice cream! Fig season is the best, isn’t it? Enjoy! Honey Roasted Figs* 18 fresh figs, quartered 1/8 cup honey 2 tbsp brown sugar Vanilla Ice Cream 1 cup whole milk 4 egg yolks 2 cups heavy cream 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste Raspberry Sauce (optional) 1 box fresh raspberries 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup sugar *The honey roasted figs can be made the same day or ahead of time, but they…

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  • Classic Apple Pie

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      “There’s no place like home” I don’t think any statement is more true than this one! I baked this apple pie for a special person coming back home. Is there really any more welcoming dessert than a warm, freshly baked apple pie?? And with some sweet writing and a big heart to boot, it’s bound to put a smile on your face 🙂   Crust 2 ½ cups flour 2/3 cup sugar Pinch of salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 egg yolks ¼ cup water 1 tsp vanilla In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt.…

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  • “Eye See Your Heart” Almond Cookies (Linzer and Conversation Heart Cookies)

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      “Sometimes me think what is love. And then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you.” – Cookie Monster   What a cutie quote, right?! Ah, the Cookie Monster, with his infinite wisdom. So you may be asking yourself, why glasses linzer cookies? Well, I love to bake…and I also love my job (eye doc) – and sometimes I get to combine the two! Baked this batch for a Valentine’s day event we had at the office. These are pretty quick to make if you’re still looking for that last minute Valentine’s dessert. They…

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  • “You Complete Me” Blueberry and Brown Sugar Pies

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      It’s like that old saying goes… “two pies are better than one”… Is that the saying? Maybe I made it up – but it should be – because, well, it’s true! This weekend I baked these deliciously sweet blueberry and brown sugar pies. More Valentine’s ideas for you as we move into February here. So why two pies? Because what was I gonna do with all those little hearts after I punched them out of my dough for the pie? Make another pie and cover it with those little guys, of course! They complete each other <3    …

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  • Cranberry-Apple Upside-Down Cake

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      “Sometimes you have to turn your world upside-down to see it right side up.” I had never tried making an upside-down cake before. Seemed pretty straightforward; but the more and more I read about it, the more I realized the great question that exists with upside-down cakes – how long do you keep them upside-down (once out of the oven), before you turn them right-side up?! If you let it cool too long, you won’t be able to get it out of the pan. But – if you don’t let it cool long enough, the juice from the fruits…

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