What to Make for Easter – DESSERT Edition!

Hi ya’ll, Easter is just a few days away, so I’m closing out What-to-make-for-Easter Dessert week with a round-up of dessert recipes that are perfect for your Easter celebrations!! Lemon Silk Pie with Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Crust A silky smooth, buttery, fluffy lemon pie on a carrot cake flavored oatmeal cookie crust! Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie Tart lemon filling with a heaping amount of fluffy meringue on a buttery, flaky pie crust. Almond Chiffon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting A light fluffy chiffon cake with almond and raspberry fillings and an indulgent cream cheese frosting. Rhubarb Almond Cake A moist almond cake studded with rhubarb.  Reminiscent of scandinavian…

What to Make for Easter – DESSERT Edition: Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie

Every spring my mother-in-law – who lives in Scottsdale – sends a giant box of lemons from her lemon tree.  I ooh and aaah over them.  And then I make a list of everything I can’t wait to make with them.  I don’t know what it is, but the flavor is ten times better than anything I can buy up here in Washington! Without fail, my husband requests lemon meringue pie.  Sometimes – like this year – we made it twice over the course of our giant box of lemons.  Spring time and this mile-high lemon meringue pie have become synonymous for me. Lemon meringue pie is another make-ahead dessert…

What to Make for Easter – DESSERT Edition: Lemon Silk Pie with Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Crust

Easter dessert doesn’t have to mean carrot cake, although carrot cake is delicious….  If your Easter meal is filled with traditional fare like ham, lamb, and scalloped potatoes, then a big heavy piece of cake probably doesn’t sound too appealing.  So how about a slice of light and fluffy lemon silk pie?  The zing of lemon gives this spin on silk pie a refreshing twist.  And that crust??  I knew I wanted to infuse some of the classic carrot cake flavors into a sturdy crust that contrasts nicely with the tang of a lemon filling.  This crust is part oatmeal cookie and part crust.  But not just any oatmeal cookie……

Almond Chiffon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Today is a special day:) Five years ago today, I married my wonderful, fun, hilarious, smart, super cute husband Tim.  He is the best, most supportive partner that I could have ever imagined.  I would marry him again in a heart beat!  Even when my ideas or aspirations have been crazy and far fetched, he is always a tremendous cheerleader that jumps in with both feet!  Tim has enough bravery and confidence for us both.  Because of him, we take on challenges that risk averse upbringings like mine would never allow.  I feel like the luckiest woman on earth.  I love that man. So to celebrate 5 fabulous years, we…

Rhubarb Almond Cake

Spring time is for farmer’s markets.  Here in the Pacific Norwest, we start things off slow.  First comes the rhubarb.  Then come the strawberries.  For a brief moment there is even the heavenly combo of the two together.  Strawberries + Rhubarb = Delicious! Well, false alarm with the strawberries up there ^ ^ .  This one is all about the rhubarb.  Rhubarb is wonderful.  Tart, but wonderful. So how do you sweeten up rhubarb pre-strawberry season?  Almonds.  Well, ground almonds that have been turned into a lovely pastry cream for tarts or pies, or ground up as flour to be used in this Scandinavian inspired cake.  I noted quite a…
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