• 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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  • Key Lime Pie

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    “Pie makes everybody happy” Squeezing the last bits of summer out with this key lime pie – kinda literally. The only key limes I could find were so tiny I had to squeeze a ton of them to get my key lime juice! But it was totally worth it! This pie is perfect part tart and sweet – you won’t regret making it this weekend! Crust 2.5 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter Preheat oven to 350F. Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process…

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  • Cherry Clafoutis

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      “Life is just a bowl of cherries” Time for a yummy cherry-centric dessert. Imagine a bunch of cherries piled into a dish, then covered with batter and dusted with sugar – and voila! You have cherry clafoutis! An easy dessert for a nice warm day. Cherry Clafoutis 2 cups of cherries, pitted 3/4 cup flour 1 cup of milk 4 eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 tsp vanilla pinch of salt Powdered sugar for dusting Preheat oven to 350F. Butter or spray with non-stick spray a baking pan or pie pan. Place the cherries into the pan. In a…

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  • Banana + Strawberry Bread

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      “As long as you know how to bake…life is sure to be sweet!” Here’s a little bit of a twist on classic banana nut bread. It’s summer so we’re lucky to have lots of strawberries! Why not add them to the banana bread and make your sweet treat a little sweeter?! This banana strawberry bread is super moist and the perfect breakfast treat or easy dessert. Banana + Strawberry bread 4 bananas 5 large strawberries 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup butter 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla…

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  • Mini Pavlovas with Blackberry Sauce

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      “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” …. hmmm… like dessert! Yay for easy summer desserts! And these are naturally gluten free! These desserts are great because you can make most of it a day ahead – so they are perfect for your summer soirées – when you have too much to prepare and not enough time. Mini Pavlovas 4 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla extract Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 225F. For the next part you can use a double boiler or a large…

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  • Blackberry Mango Ice Cream

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      “Happiness is…eating your ice cream faster than it melts!” …And trying to take pictures of it before that too! So it’s super hot summer days, and clearly the best remedy for that is ice cream! I finally gave homemade ice cream a go, and all I can say is…I don’t know why I waited so long! I want to make ice cream all the time now! When people hear blackberry-mango ice cream they might think sorbet. But no. This is every bit the rich and creamy ice cream you’re craving. The fruit does add a super refreshing kick though, especially…

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  • Blueberry and Raspberry Summer Fruit Tarts

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      “Happiness is a bowl of fresh berries” …or maybe a bunch of fresh berries on top of a shortcrust mini tart and creamy vanilla custard? I’ll take the latter version 😉 Here’s my favorite fruit tart recipe- hope you enjoy it as much as I do!   Shortcrust Tarts 1 cup butter 2 cups flour 4 tbsp sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs, separated a bit less than 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla Beat butter in stand mixer until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt. Beat together two egg yolks with water. Add dry ingredients…

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  • Strawberry Meringue Cake

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        “Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” Yes! And this Strawberry Meringue Cake is the perfect addition to any summer soiree. Also, strawberry curd. It’s in this cake, but it should also be on top of your bagels, in your pastries, and just on a spoon headed into your mouth – because it is sooo tasty! Try not to eat all of it before you finish making the cake 😉 Strawberry Cake 10 large strawberries, pureed in blender, put through strainer 2 sticks (1 cup) butter 2 cups sugar 1 package strawberry gelatin 3…

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