Miniature Chevre and Sour Cherry Cheesecakes

I got the idea of making chevre and sour cherry cheesecake from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. They have a flavor called “Goat Cheese with Red Cherries” that is one of my very favorite of their summer ice creams–it’s rich, creamy, tangy and fruity all at once. When Zak and I were in Columbus last week, […]

Happy Generic Winter Holiday: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last week, while I was taking a bath and Kat was assisting by throwing rubber duckies into the tub on top of me, I decided to attempt to distract her by telling her that we were going to start making cookies this week for the holidays. And she said my favorite word in the English […]

How Many Berries Can You Stuff Into A Batch Of Muffins?

It’s like the Zen question–”What is the sound of one hand clapping?” How many berries can you cram into a batch of muffins before they turn into either a gloppy mess or they fall apart entirely? I ask these questions, not only because I they are interesting exercises in kitchen science, but because I really […]

Summer Berry Crisp

This recipe is not an original; I adapted it from a recipe I found on All Recipes a while back and have meant to make it ever since. But, until last weekend, when I was presented with a stellar combination of summer fruits–the last of the summer’s blueberries, fresh wild blackberries, both golden and red […]

A Sweet For Sour Cherry Season

I like simple, unfussy desserts like tea cakes or fruit crumbles in the summertime because I prefer to showcase the natural flavors of seasonal fruits than play with finicky torte layers or rich buttercreams when it is hot and sticky outside. When it is hot, I don’t really want to eat much in the first […]

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