Pawpaw is the super-yummy native fruit most people have never heard of. It is the largest fruit native to North America and grows abundantly in midwestern forests. It’s the only fruit in its family that grows in our temperate climate. The rest, like the custard apple, are tropical.
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I’ve been on a quest for the perfect IPA-inspired dessert. Spoiler alert: this post is not about that dessert because I’m still mulling it over and tinkering and drinking beer for research. But I know a few things about this mythical sweet. It must have hops. It must have conifers. And it must have grapefruit. My love for lemon curd borderlines on fetish, so I thought grapefruit curd had to be even better.
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This week I’ll be posting three of my best frosting recipes, a basic frosting for every occasion. Today’s topic: Perfect Crusting Cream Cheese Frosting. Continue reading “Perfect Crusting Cream Cheese Frosting”
This week I’ll be posting three of my best frosting recipes, a basic frosting for every occasion. Today’s topic: Rich Chocolate-Almond Buttercream. Continue reading “Rich Chocolate-Almond Buttercream”
This week I’ll be posting three of my best frosting recipes, a basic frosting for every occasion. Today’s topic: the Best Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream. Continue reading “Best Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream”
Every year our family collects and delivers valentines, toys and books for the children at Lurie Children’s Hospital. We have a special connection there because our middle daughter has undergone multiple heart surgeries under their care. I also make some cupcakes for the staff as a small thank you for all they’ve done for our family. Her first surgery took place on Valentine’s Day and every year since it’s been our privilege to shower the patients in the cardiac unit with love. And sugar. Continue reading “Valentine Cupcake Trio”