Thanksgiving Bars

Even though the season is autumn, it still feels like summer in California, triple digits are way too common. I always enjoy fall baking recipes and this one from Dorie’s cookies was right up my alley. My husband was lucky enough to find frozen cranberries, fresh have not hit the stores yet. Making homemade cranberry…

Ladyfingers

When these ladyfingers were assigned for Baking Chez Moi I knew I would be making something with them. I picked Raspberry Tiramisu en Verrine from Around My French Table. This is a layered dessert a verrine (short glass). Ladyfingers are brushed with kirsch, framboise or creme de cassis or in my case Chambord. The raspberry…

Mixed Berry Pie

Dorie says “As soon as there are berries in the market, there’s pie in our house”. I went with that theme for this week’s baking assignment for Everyday Dorie. Berries went on sale at one of my markets for $1.98/6oz, I took that as a sign to make a pie. I did not use Dorie’s…

Pistachio and Raspberry Financiers

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are making our last financiers from Baking Chez Moi. These mini cakes were new to me until I joined this group. We enjoyed the previous recipes Macha Financiers and Cowgirl Cornmeal-Pecan Financiers. These Pistachio and Raspberry Financiers were no exception in the like category. Financiers need planning ahead,…

Peach Melba and Raspberry-Cassis Ice Cream

French Fridays Around My French Table Before we officially say goodbye to summer, I was happy to make this Peach Melba and Raspberry-Cassis Ice Cream. It was a lovely summer dessert and one we would like to repeat. Peach Melba is named for the famed opera singer Nellie Melba. It is comprised of poached peaches…

Pistachio-Berry Slims

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies This was an easy bar cookie to whip up. Pistachios and sugar ground together in a food processor. An egg white added to glue it together. Form it into a log and bake. Fill with jam and top with raspberries. Presto fancy cookie bar. My husband thought they were too…

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

I Heart Cooking Clubs If you like fruit salad then I encourage you to make this one, it won rave reviews when I served it. I was inspired by the Limoncello which I had plenty. The fruit base is filled with summer fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and banana. The fruit salad is sweetened with sugar…

Raspberry Baked French Toast

I Heart Cooking Clubs Potluck Week. I was inspired by Ina Garten’s cooking show on the theme of make ahead breakfasts. I was looking for something to make for Mother’s Day and I thought the ease of this dish would be good. I showed my husband the recipe and he approved (we were cooking for…

Raspberry Cupcakes

This month’s cupcake is raspberry. The original recipe called for rose but I am not into the floral taste so I just left it out. This cupcake, a bit muffin-like, was made with sour cream. I think these are more sturdy to stand up to the filling. The raspberry filling, the star of the dish,…