Monthly Archives: April 2012

spring vegetable tart with thyme & gruyere

saturday morning was cold & rainy. after waking up early for a run, i took a hot shower, bundled up & headed to the farmer’s market. armed with cups of hot tea & fresh pastries from stella’s bakery (apple turnover … Continue reading

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rhubarb & raspberry clafoutis

my beautiful friend jen gave me an equally beautiful cookbookย for my birthday a few months ago. i set it on my nightstand where it sat for almost a month before i finally had time to page through it before going … Continue reading

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chicken salad with tarragon

i know it’s not quite summer yet, but i was hit hard this week by a craving for chicken salad. it’s the quintessential summer dish–light, yet filling, with the delectable crunch of green onions & celery. i also like the … Continue reading

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caramel apple cheesecake from happy endings

nowย this is what i call a cheesecake: behold the caramel apple cheesecake from happy endings, a bakery housed in the lower level of an eclectic old victorian home in muskegon, michigan. ย i am a sucker for apples & cinnamon (see … Continue reading

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my new favorite chocolate cake

at some point last week, i decided to go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. this is always a stupid idea. i always end up buying way more than i can eat. so, as a precautionary measure, i made myself … Continue reading

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stuffed french toast with raspberry sauce

morning star cafe, a little breakfast joint back home, is one of my favorite places to eat, ever. growing up, i would always order the stuffed french toast (sweetened cream cheese sandwiched between two thick pieces of french toast & … Continue reading

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