This show-stopping Lemon Ginger Blueberry Tart starts with a gingersnap-rum crust that’s filled with a creamy, lemon-y mixture and topped with fresh blueberries. Yum! I love ginger, and this tart really showcases it with gingersnap cookies in the crust and crystallized ginger in the filling. In creating this recipe, I also wanted lots of… Read more »
Individual Blueberry Cakes – the perfect quick and easy dessert for a busy weeknight. These Individual Blueberry Cakes are a great last-minute dessert you can pull together in less than 15 minutes (prep time) on those nights you have unexpected guests – or just want to treat yourself! They call for only 7 ingredients that… Read more »
Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé is another showstopper out of my mom’s recipe files. This scrumptious dish can be served as either an unusual side dish or wonderful dessert. I love sweet potatoes, in just about any form. Until I discovered this recipe for Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé in my mom’s recipe files, my favorite way… Read more »
Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème are basically a deconstructed pumpkin pie with crystallized ginger and rum added. They are fluffy and mousse-like, light and full of flavor. If you don’t have pots de crème, use wine glasses or ramekins. I collect pots de crème, and have for years. While I haven’t really counted them, I think there must… Read more »
I created this dessert for a casual dinner party menu that needed to be completely dairy-free because one of our guests was lactose intolerant. It is a combination of the chocolate sorbet recipes from two great chefs whom I admire, Ina Garten (aka Barefoot Contessa) and David Lebovitz, with a few of my own touches… Read more »
Individual Plum Tarts are a light and impressive dessert. Using only 8 ingredients – including frozen puff pastry – these rustic little galettes are surprisingly quick and easy to prepare! My husband Robert and I often venture to Mexico to spend time with my childhood friend Katey Hartwell. One evening while we were there, a neighbor… Read more »
Toffee has always been a favorite in the Clayton household. Mom was famous for her toffee candy (find the recipe in A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®). She packaged it in pretty boxes and gave it to friends and family at Christmas. Such an anticipated gift, if mom ran behind schedule with the deliveries, her friends would call me, asking if they’d been… Read more »
In this scrumptious and colorful Blueberry Peach Custard Pie, fresh seasonal fruits are combined together with a tangy, creamy, yogurt-based custard for a perfect summer dessert! This delicious recipe came from my dear friend Catherine Petros, and appears in my cookbook “Fresh Tastes.” The book’s recipe testers loved how the tangy, creamy, buttery flavor of the… Read more »
I started making this delectable dessert for summer dinner parties around 20 years ago, and my guests still love it today. Several friends have asked for the recipe, and some have requested that I include directions for how to freeze the sorbet without an ice cream maker, so those instructions are provided below. Enjoy!
Mom loved blonde brownies, mostly because they taste like butterscotch, one of her favorite flavors. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for blonde (butterscotch-like) brownies from her recipe box, one you’re sure to enjoy!