Tag Archives: dessert

From Camille’s Kitchen :: Peach Shortcakes with Lavender Cream

Even in today’s world where you can get pretty decent strawberries, citrus, and other produce all year round (imported of course, but totally edible), peaches are one of those items that should be reserved for summertime only. The flavorless and mealy stone fruit that pop up in grocery stores out-of-season barely resemble the sweet, luscious… read more

Affogato with Olive Oil Ice Cream & Rosemary Biscotti

Happy Fourth of July! We recently joined Annette Joseph at her home in Atlanta for a fabulous pool party, and of course the menu was to die for — Grilled Caesar Salad, Pasta Frutti di Mare, and the most amazing Affogato you’ve ever had. It’s the perfect poolside treat that you could prepare on this patriotic weekend.… read more

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts with Chef Callie

Since we’re devoting the month of March to loving our hometowns, we thought it would be fun to invite a couple of the local chefs we love to stop by our studio kitchen and school us on one amazing dish that represents Austin. First up? Callie Speer, pastry chef extraordinaire at Swift’s Attic and fun, sexy… read more

10 Best :: Pumpkin Bites

At approximately 9 a.m. every morning, rain or shine, you can find me in the Starbucks line with a Gold Card in hand. While it’s not often that I stray from my routine iced vanilla latte, earlier this week I found myself craving a rich, frothy, cinnamon-y cup of nostalgia. Alas, the infamous pumpkin spice latte was calling… read more

Little Things :: A Fall Menu for Kids

For me, Fall is all about getting together with friends and family. The summer is spent gallivanting around with no school and no schedule, and you miss a lot of the routine get-togethers and weekly catch ups with the folks you love. So as the air cools off and things kick back into gear, its… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Balsamic Reduction

Today’s Tasting is more of a technique than a recipe, but reduced balsamic is something that I’m constantly incorporating into my recipes and a lot of you guys have left comments with questions about how to make your own. Reduced balsamic is probably tied with Maldon salt as my favorite way to “finish” a dish, and… read more

Tuesday Tastings: Ginger-Berry Chia Seed Pudding

In all honesty, I haven’t been cooking many (any) epic meals the last couple weeks… although there’s nowhere I’d rather be than in the kitchen, it’s really only fun when I have time to leisurely chop and stir while chatting and sipping wine. And lately, that’s been nonexistent. During super busy seasons of life, meal… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Quick Stone Fruit Crisp

I never thought I’d see the day, but I’m beginning to get just the teeny tiniest bit tired of summer peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines. Maybe it has something to do with my daily peach & kale smoothie habit… or the fact that I can’t resist filling a bag with them each time I’m at the market.… read more

The Perfect Bite :: Coconut Panna Cotta

Deliciously silky and so easy to make – coconut panna cotta. This version has gone through a healthy makeover: out with the milk, cream and sugar and in with the coconut milk, yogurt and honey… meaning it can still be your best friend when you’re in a healthy-eating frame of mind. A major difference in this… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Strawberry Mint Tart

Yesterday we debuted the newest addition to our regular programming: the extra playful and always kid friendly Little Things series, brought to us by Carrie Ryan. Our first installment featured a gorgeous summer day of strawberry picking at Sweet Berry Farm in Austin, and had me instantly craving a dose of anything and everything berry flavored. Fortunately… read more