Sweet tooth

Apricot Galette with Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Cream

I am into stone fruits and pie crust these days. I can’t get enough of peaches, plums, apricots and cherries. Late summer means pie baking and while I love to make pie dough, sometimes I just want crust and baked fruit. Rolling out neat rows of lattice, crimping , chilling, […]

Blackberry-Cherry-Walnut Crumble

It is berry season! We’ve waited all year for incredible fresh northwestern blackberries and raspberries and now they are here. And, BONUS- it is also cherry season here in Montana. What to do with this bounty of riches? Here’s what I recommend- Throw those berries in a dish, cover with […]

Summer Peach Cobbler

Summer to me is all about fresh, in season ingredients, simple meals and time together with family and friends. Who wants to spend all day in the kitchen laboring over sauces, mariandes and fussy desserts? Not me. This simple peach cobbler is the answer to your summer time, “What to […]

Chocolate Cream Pie with Bailey’s Whipped Cream

The hardest thing about making this luscious Chocolate Cream Pie is … waiting. The pie needs a minimum of 8 hours to chill ( best if overnight) so the filling sets up properly. Read through the instructions carefully before beginning for best success. Be sure to temper your eggs gently […]

Lemon Blueberry Tea Cake

This simple tea cake that can be whipped up in just a few minutes. It is moist and tender and packed with fresh lemon juice for tartness and plump blueberries for texture. If using frozen berries, thaw, then pat dry with paper toweling before coating in flour. This is a […]