Category Archives: Desserts

Basil Ice Cream

Basil Ice Cream

I know what you’re thinking. I thought the same thing. Herbs in ice cream? Ice cream is sweet. Chocolate, strawberry, cookie dough…all of those belong in ice cream. Not something you dig out of your backyard. But when I got a huge bunch of fresh basil in my CSA box, I just didn’t feel like[click for recipe and more]

Cookies n’ Cream Cupcakes

Cookies n’ Cream Cupcakes

I love all cupcakes. I don’t discriminate. I’m an equal opportunity dessertist. Vanilla-flecked sponge cake, dense flourless cake, fluffy chocolate…I’m not kicking any of those off my plate. But my little cupcake side business tells a different story – when I go back over my order history, one bar on the graph soars above the[click for recipe and more]

Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes

Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes

It’s spring today! So what if there’s still snow in the forecast for next week? So what if ┬áthe term “polar vortex” has found itself a comfortable place in the common vernacular? It’s spring. And that means we can take whatever last gasp winter wants to throw our way. Bring it. We’ve had a lot[click for recipe and more]

Cranberry-Pecan Upside Down Cake

Cranberry-Pecan Upside Down Cake

Every winter I overbuy cranberries. They’re just so seasonal, so tempting…so destined to get smushed below everything else in my fruit drawer when I forget about them, like I always do. Thanksgiving passes with its traditional cranberry sauce, Christmas passes with its glut of homemade cran-flavored gifts, and then what use do I have for[click for recipe and more]

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

I debated whether to share these for Valentine’s Day. I debate with myself a lot. I blame it on too many years in DC and extremely contrarian genes. Generally, on any given day, I make at least three relatively easy decisions much more difficult by creating a point/counterpoint list in my head and then weighing[click for recipe and more]

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