Macaroon Tart: Recipe

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So I promised you a recipe.  It’s not precisely mine to share, so you’ll have to go to 101 Cookbooks to get the exact details.  I just swapped out the cherries for blackberries and strawberries because that’s what I had on hand, and also because pitting cherries is a dreadful chore.  Especially when you don’t own a cherry pitter. Heidi’s recipes have never steered me wrong, and this tart was surprisingly simple.  I have vague memories of making a fruit tart that involved multiple steps, many ingredients, a sticky, gloppy glaze, and far too many temper tantrums on my part.  … Continue reading

Macaroon Tart

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I’m too tired to even think about dessert right now (a rare and shocking event), but trust me you’re going to want to make this tart.  All I can offer you tonight is this picture; more to follow shortly.  In the meantime, I hope posting this will let me dream sweet dreams of coconut and raspberries.  Who needs sugarplum dreams when it’s berry season?

Ice Cream Sandwiches for the Fourth of July

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I skipped the red, white and blue theme for dessert this fourth.  To be honest, the blue glitter dipped strawberries kind of freaked me out, and red, white and blue cake just makes me think of what chemicals are in the food coloring.  Also, J has a thing for chocolate chip cookies.  I’ve been using this recipe lately with great success.  I usually make 6-12 cookies at a time, and freeze the rest of the dough to use later.  I wanted to make homemade ice cream sandwiches, but I wasn’t sure the easiest way to get the ice cream to … Continue reading