Archive for the 'Desserts' Category

Pistachio Financiers

Have you missed me?  I’ve been otherwise occupied with a trip to Asia and a move.  We’ve sold our home and are downsizing.  Lots going on.  But let’s get to something good. First stop in Paris is always Ladurée – for the macarons, of course.  But they have something else that I always buy for [...]

Almond Macarons with Lemon Curd Filling

Do you set goals?  I live with goals and objectives regularly at work.  And I suppose I’ve always had personal goals, those far removed from the professional realm.  You know, eat healthier foods, lose weight, be a better person, etc.  Sometimes goals are achieved, other times they are set aside to bring about a bit [...]

Raspberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

Trust me, these are deadly.  Deadly good.  Someone who lives with us and is from Germany but shall remain nameless, admitted to eating three of them in one sitting.  I’m not sure, but I think she this nameless shameless person went back for yet another one an hour or so later. Sandwiched between layers of buttery, chocolatey, […]

Fruit Tartlets

Don’t you think these look patriotic?  Maybe I’m pushing it a bit, especially with the golden raspberries, but play along with me.   And just pretend that the green plate is a mat of real leaves. You should make these for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.  These bite-sized goodies perfectly showcase summer’s fresh fruit.  And you […]

Peanut Butter Shortbread with Salted Chocolate

When I came across this recipe from fellow blogger Eileen, I clipped it immediately.  I have stacks of stuff to try.  Some linger in the pile a little longer than others.  But this one went to the top of the heap.  I like to try at least one new cookie this time of year.  So [...]

New York-Style Crumb Cake

This cake.  My entire family received D- in self control.  The only reason anyone was able to dodge the big F?  They were all in a crumb-induced catatonic state when I offered more.  They were unable to respond. I didn’t eat any of this.  Ok, that’s not a completely truthful statement.  I didn’t eat any […]