June 2009

Blackberry Lime Pudding Cakes

by Sara on June 29, 2009

blackberry lime pudding cakes

I adore these little cakes. The original recipe built on lemon curd by turning it into individual-sized cakes, perfect for a dinner party. But this time, I wanted a dessert that hinted of the magic of summer. I wanted the same freshness that citrus always seems to impart, but I also wanted an explosion of [...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

by Sara on June 21, 2009

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

This compote is one of my favorite spring/summer treats. Whether you want a cheerful start to your day by spooning it over greek yogurt, or a sinless finish by serving it with a scoop of ice cream, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. It’s a delicious balance of sweet and tart, everything you’d expect [...]


Individual Pizzas

by Sara on June 20, 2009


“Just cheese, please.” That’s the response you’ll get from my brother and sister-in-law’s niece when asked what she wants on her pizza. In my family, we frequently make individual pizzas at parties, so everyone can pick exactly what they want. And we all get a kick out of that little voice, politely asking that we [...]


Slow-Cooker Chili

by Sara on June 5, 2009


Chili in June? When temperatures are below normal by a good ten degrees, slow-cooker chili is a great weeknight meal. It’s effortless, but it also freezes beautifully, so even if you only have one day of cool temperatures, you don’t have to worry that the chili will go to waste. And if, during the middle [...]