Dessert
Rustic Plum & Basil Tart

Rustic Plum & Basil Tart

  Out of the tree of life I just picked me a PLUM! How much do you L O V E  summer stone fruit? I’m talking ripe juicy peaches, nectarines and in this case plums! My mom and dad had a plum tree so this is a slice of nostalgia for me. And really, there’s...
Almond & Blueberry Granola

Almond & Blueberry Granola

  L~o~v~e a GOOD toasty, crunchy granola! On a recent family trip to San Francisco, I had the best yogurt &  granola combo at a fun little breakfast/lunch spot. When we returned home I had to try to recreate it! It’s so simple!     My version calls for oats, almonds, blueberries and quinoa!  YES! Quinoa!...
B My Valentine ~

B My Valentine ~

 Happy Valentine’s Day!     Keeping it sweet & simple  this Valentine’s Day with  petite cardamom & cinnamon donuts… pretty in pink primroses in an earthy clay pot           and lovely in pink ~  gladiolus!       Soft rose p~i~n~k  glaze and pastel pink & gold French dragees add a...
Seahawk Champagne Slush

Seahawk Champagne Slush

  It’s BLUE Friday! Seattle Seahawk Blue!  OMG! I’m so excited!  Super Bowl Sunday can’t get here soon enough! Come Sunday, the Seahawk nation will flock  to television screens  big & small…to cheer on their HAWKS! That’s when the Seattle #GoHawks take on…some team from Denver. Anyway, I wanted to celebrate the Super Bowl with...
Cardamom and Cinnamon Baked Donuts with a Citrus Glaze

Cardamom and Cinnamon Baked Donuts with a Citrus Glaze

It’s baking day and I’m doing DONUTS! Exotic, artisanal donuts!  These donuts are baked not  fried! So good and so easy!     I went with a very basic baked recipe and really spiced it up with the exotic, floral, menthol and honey sweet taste of cardamom,      hearkening back to my half swedish  roots. Then I...
The GlamThanksgiving Table - Tiny Caramel & Glitter Dipped Pears in Minutes

The GlamThanksgiving Table – Tiny Caramel & Glitter Dipped Pears in Minutes

Image Stefanie Knowlton Photography   They’re a jewel  of a fruit and soooo  sweet. I’m talking about Seckel pears…the tiniest member of     the pear fruit family. I picked them up at my local Metropolitan Market. They’re SO sweet, they’re called ‘sugar pears’. I love the yummy shades of maroon and green! They make a perfectly pretty...
Tipsy Roasted Peaches with Fresh Tarragon

Tipsy Roasted Peaches with Fresh Tarragon

Peaches and herbs.      Love the combo  of roasted summer fruits and freshly plucked herbs and spirits! Peaches & fresh tarragon  are made for each other especially when the duo is doused  with     a little brandy & balsamic vinegar and then generously dusted  with my home-made vanilla bean sugar and orange zest.  ...
Rose Geranium and Champagne Ice Pops

Rose Geranium and Champagne Ice Pops

Image Stefanie Knowlton Is it 5 o’clock yet? Here’s an icy, tasty and slightly tipsy  little treat to send you off into your weekend: Rose Geranium and Champagne Ice Pops.   These pretty pops make for a sophisticated and swanky  little dessert option and they are great for prepping  the palate between courses. So fragrant as well…bonus!  Here’s the...
Cool Bites: Pink Grapefruit and Prosecco Thyme Pops

Cool Bites: Pink Grapefruit and Prosecco Thyme Pops

Petite pops   Any pretty  party I throw, includes one of these little extras : a cool  bite or as I like to call them, petite pops!  I typically serve them as palate cleansers between courses. A nugget of something sweet prepares your taste buds for the real  dessert.     This party go-around features a tangy frozen tidbit...
'Proof is in the Pudding' from My Sweet Savannah

‘Proof is in the Pudding’ from My Sweet Savannah

Sweet Treat ~ Greetings  and welcome! Especially ,  those of you who have sashayed on over from the beautiful  blog...My Sweet Savannah! So tickled pink,  to feature this simply delicious  dessert, from my friend, Melaine, the gorgeous gal behind the FAB blog! (If you don’t already  follow her…you really must!) Devonshire Pudding  anyone? It’s the… little black...
Valentine's Day Ice Cream Sandwiches and Singing on the Radio

Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Sandwiches and Singing on the Radio

Sweet! This pretty little Valentine’s Day  inspired dessert, is my twist on the classic… the ice cream sandwich. It all starts with Meyer lemon & vanilla bean  shortbread cookie dough!  Can you see the delicious  flecks of zesty lemon and vanilla! Time to bake!  In no time  at all…the sweet little hearts are oven ready.  In...
Maple Bar Bites

Maple Bar Bites

‘Sappy’ dessert ~ How cute are these little maple bar bites ! Especially skewered  on these leafy little picks! I sent ‘the Mr.’  out , to pluck a few leaves for me. He was thrilled :) Now, these maple bites  are tasty enough all by themselves but I of course, gussied  them up with the leaves  and a...