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Chocolate Cranberry Mascarpone Tart

Chocolate-Cranberry Mascarpone Tart

A chocolate cookie crumb crust, vanilla-scented mascarpone cream filling, and a tart, spicy cranberry topping?  Okay then. Seriously, this is SUCH a holiday-friendly dessert.  You make everything ahead of time and scatter some crystalized ginger over the top before serving, meaning you don’t have to be running around the kitchen frantically before dessert; you can […] Read more…

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

I know I don’t usually post on the weekends, but if your last-minute grocery lists look anything like mine, then you too might still be on the hunt for a Thanksgiving dessert recipe.  I present to you a rich, heady two-layer cake, chock-full of seasonal flavors and topped with a lush, creamy frosting.  Best of […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Walnut Bars

Pie To Go: Chocolate-Chip Nut Bars

Thanksgiving!  Parties!  Christmas Dinners!  New Year’s Day feasts!  Usually by this point in the year I have, oh, several hundred holiday dessert recipes bookmarked, but this year I’m feeling oddly uninpsired (although it’s still early yet– I might get get over it (I’ll probably get over it)).  Instead of finding a trendy ingredient or an […] Read more…

Nutella Swirl Bread

Nutella Swirl Bread

I’ve had the idea for this bread brewing in the back of my mind for MONTHS.  I stopped at a coffee shop in Grand Central one morning a while back to get a cup of decaf, because I live life on the edge, and the bakery display case had slices of a pound-cake-like something labeled […] Read more…

White Chocolate Walnut Bars

White Chocolate Walnut Bars

Confession: this isn’t really a new recipe at all. Instead, it’s an adaptation of the Chocolate Chip Rum Bars I made last spring. The basic recipe yields a rich, chewy cookie bar that works astoundingly well with just about any kind of delicious morsels you have on hand. In my case, I had the last […] Read more…

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Otherwise known as “savoring summer as long as possible, in spite of the magazine covers that are telling me to stock up on boots and sweaters.” For the Fresh Mint Ice Cream: (adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz) 1 bunch fresh mint, preferably organic 2 c. heavy cream 1 c. whole milk 3/4 […] Read more…

Blackberry Freezer Cake

I know I just did a blackberry/ginger dessert back in April. We’re doing it again: the combination is delicious, and when else are you supposed to eat berries, if not summer? This recipe came about because I was talking with my friend (whose wedding cake I made, hereafter known as Agent Sidney Bristow), while we […] Read more…

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