Archives for July 2012

Mulberry Almond Frangipane Tart Contentment

Deep purple mulberries grace the top of this almond cream frangipane tart. Best served warm with a drizzle of honey, it’s a recipe for contentment wherever you may be. Home. I walked to the baggage carousel last night, and just as I approached there were squeals from their small bodies as they barreled towards me, […]

Mulberry Frangipane Tart

1/2 recipe all butter pie crust dough, refrigerated 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup sugar or raw honey 1 cup almond flour 2 eggs 1 vanilla bean, scraped 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup mulberries, rinsed 2 tablespoons sliced almonds Preheat the oven to 350º F. Roll the dough into a 12″ circle and […]

Coming to a City Near You, and Other Goings On

The Desserts in Jars book tour officially kicked off today. Check to see if I’m coming anywhere near you. I’ll be in New York City and Philadelphia the next few days (with Amanda!!!), and then I’m headed to the West Coast next month. I’ll be adding events as they come up, so watch the Desserts […]

Vietnamese Honey-Soy Shrimp Spring Rolls

Beat the heat with these Vietnamese-style shrimp spring rolls, with honey-soy marinated shrimp. Fresh, cold, and crunchy, they make an ideal hot weather food. I hope you’re in a forgiving mood. It’s Thursday. The week has flashed by in a flurry of phone calls and well-laid plans gone wrong. It rained on the one day […]

Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls

For the shrimp and dipping sauce: 2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup lime juice 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon minced ginger 2 cloves minced garlic 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce For the spring rolls: 15-20 spring roll rice paper wrappers 3 […]

Pilaf-Stuffed Pork Chops on the Grill

4 thick-cut pork chops 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice 1 sweet bell pepper, chopped ½ red onion, minced 1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the pork chops, making the pocket as big […]

Grilled: Pilaf-Stuffed Pork Chops

Looking to switch up your grilling routine? These pork chops are stuffed with brown rice, sweet peppers, and oregano and grilled for a two-in-one meal. It’s no secret that we love to grill around here. Many who visit often comment at my grill and smoker collection (which grew by one yesterday). Sometimes I use charcoal, […]