Recipe: Peach-Raspberry Custard Pie with Streusel Topping

Is there anything more summery than the combination of juicy peaches and tangy raspberries? I make this tart, creamy pie once a year in the hotter months and adore the sunset-like blended colors it creates. Feel free to buy a pre-made shell, but I prefer to make my own shortcrust base, tightly adapted from Mark…

Recipe: White Chocolate-Raspberry Cake with Coconut

Now this is what I consider the quintessential spring cake. Creamy white chocolate, tart raspberries, and a hint of tropical coconut – what would be more perfect for a wedding dress-like Easter cake? I don’t celebrate Easter, but my husband grew up with it and I like to indulge him in his favorite seasonal/holiday treats….

Recipe: Butterscotch Pecan Bread Pudding

Butterscotch is what I always imagined ambrosia would taste like. The smooth, rich combination of sweet butter, crumbly brown sugar, and thick cream – not to mention vanilla and salt – is truly the  nectar of the Gods. I love it better than fudge or caramel. Last week I was wracking my brain trying to…

Recipe: Moist Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you would like to taste the essence of fall in a neat little 2×2 inch square, I suggest you try these amazing pumpkin bars. I make a big batch of these every autumn, sometimes even several times a season. They’re perfect for celebrations, parties, and thank-you presents for the pumpkin spice-lovers in your life. The…

Recipe: White Chocolate Coconut Cake

Have you ever bitten in a Ferrero Raffaello, that gloriously creamy, crunchy, coconutty delight that you can usually only find in the “fancy candy” section of the drugstore (if it’s even stocked)? The combination of crackling marzipan/almond, delectable white chocolate, and flaky coconut brings comes together as my platonic ideal of dessert. Well, imagine that candy…