Archive for the ‘Fruit’ Category

Pear and Almond Tart

I made this dessert last week. I really enjoyed the combination of the pears, custard, spices and almonds. They all worked well together. And this dessert was very simple to put together. Recipe: Pear & Almond Tart Ingredients Prepared Pie Crust 2 Large Pears – peeled, cored and halved 1 Lemon – cut in half [...]

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French Bistro Supper – Quick Cassoulet and Pear Tarte Tatin

I ended up having a more hectic week last week than intended, including one sick kid and another with a birthday. So all my meals did not pan out. However, Monday night’s French Bistro night was delicious and made plenty so that we were able to enjoy leftovers another night and lunch. Cassoulet is usually [...]

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Sparkling Cava Sangria and an Elegant Wine & Dessert Party Menu

Thursday night I attended and provided the food for Mommieswithstyle.com’s Mom’s Get Glam Suave Party. It was such a fun event where we got pampered with great hair products courtesy of Suave. An evening for Mom Bloggers to get out and feel glamorous called for an elegant light bite menu. Since it was at 7:30 [...]

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Chilled Cucumber-Honeydew Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds…

I took my kids to the park today and came home with their best friends. I also came home starving, having packed lunches for the kids but not myself. So when 3 ½ year old Cole turned to me and said “let’s make something” upon walking in the door, my answer was let’s do it! [...]

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Peachy Brown Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream

I love ice cream, especially homemade. I still have peaches left so i concocted this peach ice cream for dessert. I saw Sass & Veracity’s recipe for Peachiest Peach Ice Cream with Attitude recently.  This is my version. Alcohol doesn’t freeze, so I like adding a little to ice-cream to keep the ice cream from [...]

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Spicy Peach Tart

Today I found in the freezer a sheet of puffed pastry wanting to become a tart. A spicy sultry summertime white peach tart. In the liquor cabinet I found ginger brandy and from  the spice drawer I grabbed Chinese 5 spice – perfect! I did however encounter one little mishap. I got busy with the [...]

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