Category Fruits

Clementine Sorbet

Clementines are one of those foods I associate with my childhood in Texas. I know they’re shipped all over the world, but that bright scent, the orangey film under your fingernails, and the glutted feeling after eating oh, I don’t know, 10 or so little clementinas always reminds me of outside and crickets and HOT. […]

Cherry Bombe Creamsicles

It seems like every month of the year is dedicated to something. Each month we are encouraged to be aware of a different social topic, and get this: while some months, like May for example, have 12 or 15 dedications (from Jewish American Heritage Month to Haitian Heritage Month), July is just National Ice Cream […]

Blackberry Pretzel Cheesecake Ice Cream

What is it with Americans and raspberry sauce? Even today, when I think of a berry sauce, I imagine it curtained over a previously frozen cheesecake slice with a mushy graham cracker crust and a glossy bloom of canned whipped cream. “Cheesecake” is one thing, but “Raspberry Cheesecake” gets restaurant-goers acting like they’re in the […]

Blood Orange Sherbet

I am always running into Waco transplants. At running club, at the restaurant, in line at the grocery store — I’ll be five minutes into a pleasant conversation with a bright, friendly woman when we both realize we’re from out of town. I can’t figure out if we’re attracting each other with this magnetic pull […]

Cranberry Sauce

Funny story. Back in my Boston days, the Roomz initiated me into all her food obsessions (And I her. I’m sure she’ll never forget the time I tried so hard to make chestnuts a thing.) There were her pumpkin cookies. There were her molasses cookies. Her zucchini bread. Her dad’s coleslaw. Beef and barley stew. […]

Grapefruit Pimm’s Cup

I’m wondering if you’re under the impression that my kitchen is always clean (or any food blogger’s, for that matter). I mean, I try to take photographs that don’t show a lot of background mess–unless I’m showing it on purpose. If I have fooled you into thinking that this spick-and-span setting is my reality, you […]

Strawberry Banana No-Churn Ice Cream with Campari Swirl

Last October, you might have noticed Ellen’s coverage of Bic’s ballpoint pens “for Her.” She did a spoof advertisement for the pens, which come in pink and purple, and are supposedly designed for a woman’s hand. As we were testing this ice cream, one of my friends said, “I don’t know. It’s kind of like […]

Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Blueberry-Plum Coulis

I was checking out one of my new favorite reads, Hummingbird High, and I saw that Michelle has a series in which she kind of does meta blogging. Ha, sorry. She provides a cookie recipe–and who doesn’t always want one of those?–and then she talks about some aspect of blogging that might not be obvious […]

Deep Dish Pear Pie with Spice Crumble Topping + My Creative Process

I think it’s time we talked about something. If you have been reading through to the recipes on this blog, you may have noticed that a lot of my recipes are inspired by Deb at Smitten Kitchen. I’ve noticed this too, and for a while, I thought about reigning it in. I think before I […]

Pear Sauce Spice Cake + Homemade Pear Sauce

It’s that time of year when people start talking about the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. I kinda think that pumpkin smells like vomit (ask my mom how squeamish I got during pumpkin carving as a kid), which is a little funny, since my birthday is on Halloween. When I was born, my mom kept saying, […]