Bubbly Rosemary Lemondrop

Don’t be jealous, but Mionetto Prosecco asked me to share another post with you today.  Of course I said yes…because hello?  It’s Mionetto. (read:  SO GOOD.)  So, sit back, take notes, and get ready to make this sweet little celebratory drink yourself!   There’s just something wonderful about this time of year. Of course, I […]

The Perfect Pimm’s Cup

I am not a mixologist. To be honest with you, I am not even very good at drinking.  Alcohol and I are not the best of friends, which means – Hello, My Name Is Designated Driver. It’s okay, I don’t mind.  Someone needs to do it, and if it’s me, it’s me.  That way I […]

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day…and Happy Birthday Julia Child!

I adore lemon meringue pie.  Piles and piles of glorious white meringue, toasted to perfection, tangy yellow curd…it really doesn’t get much better.  So, not wonder someone smart petitioned to make today Lemon Meringue Pie Day…I can’t blame them one bit. Unfortunately, I am a slacker, and due to a new cookbook (yes, really), a […]

How To: Lemon & Berry Filled Danish Pastries

Are you a sucker for those fancy shaped Danishes you see at the bakery? I am. Of course, I am a sucker for ANY kind of Danish.  Well, except maybe Brigitte Neilsen, as she scares me quite a bit.  I mean, the Stallone relationship kind of ruined Rocky for me for several years, but then […]

Super Lemon Pie Poppy Seed Popovers with Fresh Strawberries

Since the inception of my Popover Project, I have created more than one that I considered my “new favorite.”  The Chocolate Chip Cookie ranked way up there.  So did the Cheesecake Popovers.  But these – these Super Lemon Pie Popovers? Holy wow. I almost felt guilty eating them for breakfast…but I refuse to feel bad, […]

Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Sherbet

Many people use Sorbet and Sherbet interchangeably.  Me included.  So, could this be Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Sorbet? It could. For most though, a sherbet includes some kind of dairy, typically cream, whereas sorbets tend not to. I’m no judge, no jury, though, so call it what you like…as long as you call it delicious. […]

Freeform Lemon Meringue Tarts with Lavender Cardamom Crust

Thank the Lord it is almost summer again, and I can stop paying over a buck for a lemon.  If I had been making these Lemon Tarts 3 months ago, I’d have had a small fortune in them, for too many reasons. Let me tell you a story you don’t care to hear. I’ll be […]

Dessert A Day…Madeleine Blackberry Lemon Trifle

Sometimes you just want dessert to be easy.  Uncomplicated.  Something you can throw together quickly…but not skimp on looks OR flavor. This trifle is going to be right up your alley. I was recently approached by Donsuemor, quite honestly, a company I had never before heard of, asking if I would be interested in pulling […]

Limoncello Gingered Pear Sorbetto

Sometimes you just need life to be a little easier. And sweeter. And be doused in liquor. This simple recipe for Limoncello Pear Sorbetto takes care of all of that, and is the perfect accompaniment to a Bertolli Dinner for Two.  What could be easier than mixing up a few quick ingredients before you pull […]