Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Cake

with Cherry Bourbon Butter Sauce!

I have spent the most grand and glorious last few days in Door County, WI with my mom and aunt. We have shopped, we have toured, we have walked, and (oh my) have we eaten!

Of course we did the local whitefish boil at Pelletier’s:


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Corn-berry Cobbler

Corn-berry Cobbler

It’s not too often that I get to cook for my in-laws.

Two weeks ago, S.O.’s brother Eric (who lives a few hours away) brought their mother up here for a visit. I fixed a summer harvest feast of a supper: Caribbean jerk pork burger sliders with mini pretzel […]

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Prevent Fruit from Sinking in Cakes

Prevent Fruit from Sinking in Cake

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

Have you ever attempted to add fruit or chocolate chips to cake or muffin batter, only to have them sink to the bottom of the pan while baking?

Well, the technique in this video will help thwart off any such future baking […]

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Upside-Down Peach Zucchini Cake

Peach Upside-Down Zucchini Cake

with Peach Liqueur Cream!

As promised: another recipe to use up our seemingly endless supply of zucchini.

BUT, this recipe actually features peaches. As a part of the Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge, we were enticed to create a dessert using both peaches and cream.

Upside-Down Peach Zucchini Cake

Fresh Blueberry Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Blueberry Sweet Corn Ice Cream

I entertained a lovely group of nice young ladies (grades 5-9) at a fine arts camp this week, and at the end of my presentation, one of them asked how long it takes me to compose a piece of music.

I said it varies.

Sometimes […]

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Blueberry Lemon Drop Popcorn

Blueberry Lemon Drop Popcorn

I’m so anxious to jump on the Dessert Challenge bandwagon again, since I had to miss it the last 2 months. To refresh your memory, Sheryl, at Lady Behind the Curtain, has picked 2 ingredients each month (such as coconut and lime or caramel and pretzels) that we are […]

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Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream (Sandwiches)

Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream (Sandwiches)

…and The Tale of a Woman, a Motorcycle and one heck of a Thunderstorm

Last week, I rode the bike to yoga, as I often do. Toward the end of class, a woman came in to tell us that a huge storm was coming our way, with damaging winds and hail. […]

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Cookie Mise en Place

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

How many times have you started to make cookies, only to discover that you are missing an ingredient? It has happened to me more times than I care to admit, even though I know the smart thing is to gather all my ingredients before starting.


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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Parfait

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Parfait by Jazzy Gourmet

As a kid, I was not a rhubarb fan.

Heck, what am I saying. As an ADULT, I was never a rhubarb fan.

Anything that requires copious amounts of sugar in order to just be edible didn’t seem appealing to me. And when I did […]

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Strawberry Apricot Swirl Ice Cream

Strawberry Apricot Swirl Ice Cream by Jazzy Gourmet

I’m warning all of us now, I might just have to go a little ice cream slap happy this summer. Some of us may recall that I got a new ice cream maker awhile back, after thwarting off the purchase because I was afraid I’d eat too much ice […]

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