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Desserts

Strawberry Yogurt Tart

After months and months of mushy, molded strawberries at ridiculous prices, Alaska finally received its rightful fresh produce. This usually starts to happen around April each year. Suddenly, the avocados aren't over-ripe straight out of the bins, and the blueberries actually have flavor to them. It's like it happens ...

Earl Grey Whipped Cream

I didn't fall in love with tea until I was 19. Strictly a coffee girl, I saw a divide between my "sophisticated" latte and the dark leaf water. And since Alaska is coffee-obsessed as well, I never had tea foisted on me in the cultural sense. But then, I went to Ireland. And I made a few friends. And I got invited to a lot ...

Almond Cinnamon Ice Cream

When a person starts to learn how to cook, whether it is at age 10 or age 30, there is always that Thing. The Thing that they saw on TV one time, the Thing that seemed so decadent and wonderful, yet so difficult to make. It's the Thing that we fret about when we begin our journey, the Thing that we want so badly to make but ...

Pucker-Up Lemon Bars

I love lemon desserts. Maybe it's because they remind me of summer and picnics and the state fair, but I think anything with lemon in it is absolute perfection. If you've ever been with me at a cafe or bakery and I've found out that they have a lemon dessert, you've seen just how quickly I lose my shit over them. Every year ...

American Dream Apple Pie

Pie is one of my favorite treats of all time. I love the tartness of the fruit paired with the soft, buttery crust that just falls apart as soon as it hits your mouth. I love the leftover filling on the plate once all the crust is gone, the refugees of my dessert that are happily scooped up by my fork and eaten as a memorial ...

Peach Cobbler With Sugar Cookie Crust

When the worst part of winter hits here, I start to crave summery foods. Peach cobbler has always been my go-to for satisfying that craving, since it has a summer fruit but can be eaten warm (with ice cream on top, of course). It's the best of both worlds. Peach cobbler is made a million different ways, depending on what ...

Spiked Hot Chocolate: A Christmas Miracle

I don't know about you, but the semester has put me into full-on humbug mode until now. I did not want to participate in anything, especially anything festive or merry. I was the worst Grinch around, I'm surprised that my heart didn't turn black completely. But now that finals are over, that heart has begun to grow a ...