Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Pecans

Strawberry rhubarb is just about the most stereotypical ‘springtime’ flavor. For the longest time I thought that I didn’t like strawberries and rhubarb combined. Perhaps because I have never been much of a pie fan, the combination just didn’t interest me. Then, a couple of years ago, I made a strawberry rhubarb crumble for my…

Irish Coffee Pots de Creme

Do you need a last-minute dessert idea for St. Patrick’s Day? In my opinion, it doesn’t get much better (or simpler) than a classic Irish Coffee, but if you want something a little more impressive, these easy pots de creme are a great choice. Pots de creme are a wonderful dessert. They are rich, smooth,…

Chocolate Porter Mousse

Hooray for making it half way through the week! I’ve been keeping busy here, between work and running in the snow (finally!!!), but I wanted to take a few minutes to share my new favorite dessert recipe. Chocolate mousse has always been one of my favorites…rich, chocolatey, creamy, and airy all in one bite…it doesn’t…

Porter Chocolate Party Cake with Coconut Cream and Cacao Nibs

If you need some dessert inspiration to get you through your Monday, here it is. I made this cake for a party over the weekend, and I’m really sad that it is already gone. Cakes baked with beer are simultaneously incredibly moist, and wonderfully light. Dark beers and chocolate are a natural pairing. If you’re…

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Happy holiday Monday. I hope that lots of you have a long weekend and plenty of time for fun and relaxation. It has been a busy weekend here. On Friday morning we went to see a puppy at a shelter, and fell in love and decided to take him home. We didn’t have our apartment…

Paleo Grapefruit Tartelettes

Last week I saw a recipe for a grapefruit cream pie and couldn’t get it out of my head. I had never heard of grapefruit pie, or grapefruit custard, but it sounded appealing. A few weeks ago I made a mango coconut cream pie, and I loved the coconut milk custard base; it is creamy…

Dairy Free Cream Stout Ice Cream

Finally, two of my favorite things meet in this stout ice cream. You may have noticed by now that I like beer, and that I love cooking with beer. While not unexpected in breads and savory dishes, beer desserts are a bit less common. I tend to bake with dark beers like stouts and porters…

Healthy Fudge Brownies

Let me introduce the brownies that will stand up to any chocolate craving: These are incredibly rich and fudgy, and shockingly they will not derail your healthy eating plan. Some of the ingredients might seem strange, but trust me, these are good. If you avoid soy, feel free to substitute more pumpkin or some coconut…

Lightened Oatmeal Stout Gingerbread with Chocolate Stout Glaze

Gingerbread is the quintessential Christmas dessert. Whether you prefer it in cookie or cake form, its dark crumb and warm spicy flavors are perfect during the winter chill. You may¬† have noticed that I have a thing for desserts made with beer. Dark beers are my favorite, and I love the flavor and moistness that…

Lighter Buttermilk Biscuits with Rosemary and Feta

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a good weekend, and that you are all getting excited for the holidays. We are certainly gearing up for some celebrations in Vermont. Yesterday we picked out a Christmas tree (and we’ll decorate tonight), and on Saturday I hosted a small holiday party for family members I hadn’t…