Strawberry Dark Cocoa Crostata with Basil Whipped Cream

It’s strawberry season! We’ve already polished off the first of many overflowing buckets of berries. They’re juicy, as sweet as sugar, and perfect enough to eat on their own. But, it’s so much fun to transform them. Strawberries and chocolate are a phenomenal pair. Strawberries and basil are the Laverne and Shirley of the culinary world….

Lucky in Lime Stoutcakes

The mint madness is underway. If I could, I’d take a shillelagh and knock that “festive” flavor out of the month of March. I get it. It’s green. I love mint. I really do. I just ate Thin Mints. But they didn’t make me think of St. Patrick’s Day. So at a time when Scope…

Icy Spicy Coffee Sundae 

It’s February. Love is in the air. And if you’re single, don’t  close out of this blog just yet. Love doesn’t have to involve a person… even on Valentine’s Day. So don’t clip Cupid’s wings or give him an arrow enema just yet. Think about what you love.

Dark Chocolate Rosemary Brownies with Caramel

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a merry mess in your kitchen. Cookie swaps. Edible gifts. Snacks for Santa. Surely you’ve baked something sweet at this point, right? So far, I could’ve done flour angels on my counters and skied upon the mounds of baking mixes catapulted from an overexcited stand mixer.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Panna Cotta

In September we were lucky enough to go to two events at Euphoria in Greenville, South Carolina.  It was the ultimate eater’s paradise. Chefs from the southeast show off their very best. We went to the brunch and dessert showcases.

Peaches and Maple Whipped Cream On Spice Cake

We’re at a fork in the road right now. The year is moving full steam ahead toward fall, but summer is doing its best to be a speed bump. Peaches are plentiful, and there are ads for pumpkin spice this and that. We were having my partner in cuisine crime’s mom over last night. I…

Peach Cobbler Schmobbler

I created this recipe in June 2012. I tried to get all fancy and write the recipe in a document and save it so it could easily be clicked on, opened, and printed.    Well, Apple did away with iwork, or at least the version I was using, so my recipe is gone. Just peachy. Here’s…

Freshly-Squeezed Key Lime Pie with Coconut

A Facebook friend of mine recently made key lime pie. I know this because in a post he asked where to get key limes. Then he wrote about the pie and posted a picture of it. Why hasn’t Apple invented scratch and sniff or tap and taste for the iPad and iPhone? Random question. I…