All Blog Posts Tagged 'desserts' (11)

The All-American Scone -- A Star-Spangled Treat

As Independence Day approaches in the United States, out come the BBQ's, the American flags, and just about anything red, white and blue — including recipes for these fruity, berry-filled scones. You can actually eat them all day; lathered with…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 22, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Worth Repeating: Strawberry Shortcake Day

Strawberry season is finally here! In fact, the entire month of June is considered to be “strawberry month” and “National Strawberry Shortcake Day” is celebrated June 14. According to Driscoll’s, a California company celebrating over 100 years of growing…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 12, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

When Life Sends You Lemons, Make Lemon Bread

Lemon desserts seem to be more delicious on a spring day, but you’ll want to keep this one on a year-round basis to have with a cup of tea. Technically, it fits into the “quick bread” baking category,…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on April 17, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Happy Easter, Happy Chocolate

Chocolate is definitely the flavor-of-the-month when Easter rolls around, so you might want to add just one more recipe — like this creamy cheesecake — to your dessert basket. You’ll find this and other springtime desserts in my cookbook,…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on March 26, 2018 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Glory Be To Guinness, A Baker's Best Friend

When it comes time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, soda bread, bacon and cabbage, and Guinness probably rise to the top of the holiday menu. And why not? These iconic dishes are among the most popular for the Irish worldwide, and one more…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on March 2, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Strawberry Season Nears Finish

Once June rolls into July, the strawberry season in most parts of the country comes to a halt. I can never get enough of them though, and I love this tasty combination of sliced fresh berries topped with strawberry purée. The elderflower…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 28, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Perfect Pears, Part I

There are over 3,000 known pear varieties grown around the world, each with a distinctive character, texture, and flavor. The most popular and recognizable pears are the yellow Bartlett, egg-shaped Anjou, graceful Bosc, pudgy Comice, and tiny Forelle. Crisp,…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 3, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Bring on the Crisps and Crumbles

 Last week we officially welcomed the first full day of autumn, so you know what that means — crisps, crumbles, and pies made with apples, with fall’s favorite fruit. From a culinary standpoint, there’s little difference in an apple crisp and an apple…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 26, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Irish Beet Scene

In my last post, I confessed to my love of cheese and my nearly non-stop indulgence in it while traveling through Ireland in May. On quite a few occasions, I found cheese, especially goat’s cheese, paired with beets in a sweet-tangy combination…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 15, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Berries, Berries Everywhere

Why settle for a dessert with only one kind of berry when you can combine all the best the season has to offer in a dish appropriately called “Summer Pudding.” This deliciously simple sweet some attribute to the English; however, it's popular with Irish cooks as well and…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 1, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Celebrating Lughnasa

The festival of Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (pronounced LOO-na-se) marks the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland and other Celtic…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

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