Tag Archives: desserts

recent thoughts & eats

my moleskin is currently littered with half-recipes, disjointed thoughts & incomplete lists of ingredients for said half-recipes. try as i may to keep track of what i put in my face, the past few months have been too much of … Continue reading

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salted caramel pumpkin chocolate chip cookie bars &108 things i love in this moment

it’s fall in the midwest. is there anything better? the leaves are turning colors & crunching below our boot-clad feet, the afternoon sun is still warming even as it sets a little earlier than it did the month before, & … Continue reading

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yellow cake with caramelized strawberries

is there anything better than strawberry season? i’m talking real strawberries–the kind of strawberries that only come between may & june, tiny but powerful, each bite a mouthful of sun-ripened sweetness. as soon as they arrived this year, i hoarded … Continue reading

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caramel apple cheesecake from happy endings

now 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.  i am a sucker for apples & cinnamon (see … 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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lunch at the slow food cafe: apple gouda bacon sandwiches, beet salad & parsnip cupcakes

it’s no secret how much i love the slow food movement. i’m obviously a fan of food, but i’m an even bigger fan of food that’s grown & sold ethically, in a sustainable way that supports & respects the people … Continue reading

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lunch with beth at mia & grace

something nice about being home is seeing friends you haven’t seen in awhile. tuesday morning i met beth, who was one of my best friends growing up, at a local coffee shop.  it was nice to catch up for hours over … Continue reading

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mrs. mathews’ holiday fudge

this recipe is from nathan’s mom & it has to be one of my favorite desserts. every december, i look forward to getting a tin full of it around the holidays. after an unfortunate incident where my little brother inhaled … Continue reading

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thanksgiving desserts: apple pie cookies & red wine chocolate cake

for thanksgiving, i went home to michigan. my mom has not one, but two amazing kitchens, so i knew from the outset that i was going to take advantage of at least one of them. ever since these apple pie cookies were … Continue reading

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