I wish I can take all the credit on this one, but alas I cannot. This adorable recipe belongs to Claire Saffitz at Bon Apetite Magazine. The minute I saw it on their cover, then watched the video… I was obsessed with making it! Cherries are one of my favorite summer fruits. The allure of the dark red color, the sweet flavor, and the fact that you can only really get it once a year adds to it’s mystique. Growing up, I always craved cherry pie. It seemed to be the most American dessert you can get, aside from apple pie that is. But cherries were hard to pit, and I loathed the gloopy sweet concoctions that came out of the cans. So as much as I wanted it, I didn’t get cherry pie as often as I really should have. Cut to, the Magnolia warehouse sale. I decided to take a trip up to Waco… a mere 1 1/2 hr drive from us in Austin to peruse the sale goods. On the way home We stopped by Magnolia table for lunch. No We didn’t wait in the crazy long line to eat in the restaurant.. cuz ain’t nobody got time for that! We ordered our sandwiches from the Takeaway section and ate it in our air conditioned car like civilized people! But we didn’t just have sandwiches…. we had cherry pie. I didn’t think much of it, I just wanted a dessert to go with my lunch. But oh man was it good. Not too sweet, not gloopy and a great almond flavor. Cherries and almond are a match made in heaven in my book! And so with that craving and the knowledge of this Bon Appetit recipe, I present this Summer Cherry Cobbler. (I did make a few modifications to the recipe, to match my tastes… but I hope ya’ll enjoy it!)Read More
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Ok, how many of you guys are campers!? Like big outdoors, adventure is out there, pitching a tent, kind of campers?!! Yay! summer is your season! As for me… not so much….I’m not a big camper… actually I’ve only gone camping once in my life and girls, it’s not for me. Bugs, dirt, no air conditioning!? nah….But I do enjoy all the ideas of camping! Sitting out under the stars, breathing in the fresh air, and cooking ‘round a campfire. So when summer rolls around, I’m always in the mood for s’mores… and whats the best part of a s’more!? Toasted Marshmallows! Which incidentally is the easiest way to decorate a cake! Win win people! You gotta try this Campfire Snack Cake!
When I think about dessert in the summer, I’m usually craving something, cool, creamy, and sweet…with a tang. And when I say tang, I mean TAAAANG. None of that lightly sour flavor you get with a lemon meringue pie at chain restaurants. I’m talking about mouth puckering, corner of your cheek pinching sour! I’m talking about this Super Fluffy Key Lime Pie! The inspiration for this pie comes from a long overdue visit to Garbo’s Restaurant here in ATX. They serve nostalgic New England seafood dishes that remind me of family summer trips to Maine. From lobster rolls, to steamers and their AHMAZING Key Lime Pie. Their pie reignited my love for this tart flavor. I had forgotten how much I adore it until I tasted this pie. So when I got home, I knew I had to try to recreate that feeling… or at least create a feeling of my very own. And this pie hits the mark for me.Read More