Frozen Fruit and Chocolate Treats

Summer here in Houston can be evil, particularly when the thermometer crests triple digits like it did for much of July. The A/C keeps things relatively pleasant but after working in the garden or going for a run, one just craves a summer frozen treat. The problem is that the treats at the store which …

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Watermelon Fruit Bars

Sometime this summer I decided that the cost of healthy frozen treats was too much and I wanted to make my own. Since then I’ve been experimenting with making various fruit bars, creamsicles and other frozen treats in the popsicle family. I bought two different types of popsicle molds made by Tovolo: one was bar …

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Fig and Marscarpone Galette

I got figs in this weeks CSA box and decided to make a couple galettes with them. I seriously needed redemption after last week’s Cherry Galette mishap. I had acquired fresh flour so that was a non-issue. However, I confidence was slightly shaken because rolling out the crust last time proved incredibly difficult. This time …

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Cherry Galettes goes askew

I made a pear galette back two weekends ago with pears from my tree. My husband dug it out of the freezer and devoured it in 2 days then requested another. This week there were Rainier cherries at the grocery store. So I decided I’d make a couple cherry galettes. Same recipe for the crust, …

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Beets Revisited

Earlier in the spring I whined about having more beets that I knew what to do with. To use some of them up I made Red Velvet Chocolate Beet Cupcakes, which were a total hit with my co-workers for their moist texture and deep dark chocolate flavor.
Another batch of the beets got pureed and frozen …

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Strawberries and Cream

I know it seems a little crazy but one of my favorite ways to have fresh strawberries is strawberries and cream. It is SUCH a decadent treat from my childhood that I feel spoiled and a bit naughty when I make it.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with it. Basically you combine fresh strawberries …

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Double chocolate cookies

A former co-worker gave me this awesome recipe for double chocolate cookies. I’ve made them several times before but it has been a while since I made them. I’ve been really into dark chocolate of late so I decided that I wanted to tweak the recipe so it was double DARK chocolate cookies. To do …

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