Monthly Archives: December 2011

Peanut Butter, Roasted Banana, Chocolate Layer Pie

For the December birthdays at the office I decided to make something that everyone could eat and hopefully enjoy. There are four office birthdays and 2 of us are the ones with all the dietary restrictions. It took me awhile … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash, Carmelized Onion, and Sage Galette(ish)

I meant to make this for Thanksgiving, luckily the Pie Going Away Party was just the following week so I had my chance then. A galette is a free-form pie. You usually roll the dough out, place it on the … Continue reading

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Deep Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

I knew the texture I wanted for this tart. I knew how chocolately I wanted it to be. I knew that I wanted toasted hazelnuts rather than a ground hazelnut torte. I could NOT find a recipe that was remotely … Continue reading

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Goat and Beef Oh My Pie

As I’ve previously mentioned, my friend Suzette wanted a pie party for her going away fiesta. I daydreamed about what to make and then she tossed me a curve ball: how about savory since I don’t have much of a … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up Turnip Greens Pesto

I was going to wait to post this until next week but turns out I have a few friends who got turnips in their CSA boxes this week and they tend to throw away their turnip greens, so for you… … Continue reading

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Rosemary Pecan Shortbread: A Holiday Treat

One of my favorite friends in all the land is Suzette. I’ve only known her for a couple of years but oh the things we do together. She’s always up for a night out, a night in, and most importantly, … Continue reading

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Best Easy Pear Almond Tart

I love all things pear: pear sorbet, pear crisp, pear tarts… One of my favorite desserts has always been (for as long as I can recall) a French Pear-Almond Tart: usually poached pears tucked deep into frangipan. Since I was … Continue reading

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