Salty peanut-pretzel ice cream cake

I admit that I’m a sucker for an ice cream pie/cake. Indeed, my favourite dessert that I’ve ever made is a lemon meringue ice cream pie. So when I came across this recipe in my Twitter feed, my ears perked up. Salty and sweet–plus ice cream? Sign me up!

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Carrot cake

I wanted to find a new dessert to celebrate Easter, and carrot cake was a frequenter of many Easter dessert lists I came across, thematic I suppose because bunnies > carrots. I’d always enjoyed carrot cake and thought it high time I try my hand at it.

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Raspberry crumb pie

Our lab manager, Lisa, is a big fan of raspberry pie, and so for her birthday, I couldn’t imagine bringing anything else. Since I’d made a straight raspberry pie relatively recently for the lab, I wanted to find a variation. Enter: raspberry crumble.

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Lemon-lime basil shortbread

Sweet and savoury is such a classic combination, but I particularly enjoy it when it comes in a dessert format. So when I came across shortbread cookies with basil, my tastebuds perked up. Recipe from Bon Appetit magazine 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup powdered sugar plus more for dusting 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″…

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Cranberry custard pie

Thanksgiving is always a great opportunity to try out new recipes, and this year was no exception. I like the seeming simplicity of this recipe (relatively few ingredients and minimal prep work), plus a cranberry pie is certainly not commonplace, so it gets points for originality.

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Iced sugar cookies

I’m actually not a huge fan of sugar cookies, but when I ran across these Elizabeth Bennet/Mr. Darcy cookie cutters, I just couldn’t resist. I first made this recipe at Christmas for our holiday party, and they seemed to be a big hit (for those who enjoy iced sugar cookies), so I figured I’d give…

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Lemon icebox pie

A friend’s 30th birthday called for a special birthday pie, and I was told he loved lemon, berries and nuts. This icebox pie seemed just the ticket, not only because it involves lemon but crucially because I could make it in advance the previous night (I satisfied the love for berries and nuts by making the blueberry…

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Tiramisu eggnog trifle

A belated post on the dessert from our British holiday party. I’ve had my eye on this recipe since I got this recipe book but haven’t had an opportunity to make it. Our British holiday party provided the perfect opportunity to give it a try, since trifles are quintessentially British (though admittedly this trifle did…

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Chocolate soufflé cake

A friend’s birthday called for the making of something celebratory. I was told she loves chocolate, so a chocolate soufflé cake seemed like a natural choice. The original recipe was a cranberry-chocolate cake; however, I adapted it somewhat to allow for the fact that I couldn’t find cranberries.

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