Tag Archives: desserts

Peach Shortcakes

This right here is why we don’t often have dessert in our household. It tastes too good, goes too fast and leaves us in a sugar stupor. But summer is long and peach season is all too short… Peach Shortcakes … Continue reading

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Grilled Peaches with Bourbon

These are so simple you might be tempted to dress them up with fresh mint or mascarpone or chopped pecans. You better do it fast because we’ll be eating them hot off the grill in the meantime. Grilled Peaches 3-4 … Continue reading

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Berries with Honeyed Mascarpone

We’re trying to eat lighter these days. But at least one person in the house doesn’t have much of a taste for heavy desserts anyway. (Hint: It’s not Katherine.) This dessert hits the spot. It’s just rich enough and takes … Continue reading

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Strawberry Icebox Pie

Strawberry season is not fully celebrated until after you’ve made one of these. Remember to use the ripest berries and let the pie sit for 24 hours before serving. Strawberry Icebox Pie 1 pie crust 2 lbs strawberries cut into … Continue reading

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Mint Granita

Our mint plant is already on a roll and we love coming up with ways to use the leaves. The stems and leaves can be used in this simple recipe. The recipe below is for a small batch, but can … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: S is for Sorghum

We know those of you living outside the Southern U.S. may not be too familiar with sorghum. (Go ahead and Google it, we’ll wait.) But we also know the world is getting smaller and we figure if we can find … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Eggnog Cookies

Santa Claus is coming to town. There’s still time to have these ready for him. Eggnog Cookies 1 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup eggnog 2 tsp spiced rum 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cinnamon … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without adding a few biscotti to the cookie jar, or at least really meaning to. Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache

These triple-decker babies are rich, perfect for a party or a big crowd or perhaps just to get a serious chocolate fix. Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache For Peppermint Cream Cheese Layer 8 ounces cream cheese (softened at room … Continue reading

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Poached Pears with Chocolate and Wine Sauce

This dessert is a great way to use up sweet wine that may be a bit past its prime. Even if you skimp on the wine, go for broke on the chocolate. Poached Pears with Chocolate and Wine Sauce 1 … Continue reading

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