From the category archives:

Desserts

It was a pie safe that we purchased years ago. Rustic, beat up, full of character. I could never walk by it without thinking of what it would look like filled with pies. Over the years it’s housed prop glasses, plates, beautiful ceramics, but never pies. Eight years later I decided to do something about [...]

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Honeyed Apple–Peanut Butter Tart

by Matt on January 24, 2013

Many projects I work on have a moratorium on sharing. Sometimes by me, other times by the publisher or editor who usually lets me know when I can start blabbing about it. Sometimes the lead times are long (a year or two in advance!), other times I just have to wait a month or two [...]

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Winter Citrus, Revisited. Again.

by Matt on January 17, 2013

There’s really not much left I can say about citrus. Particularly, how I feel about citrus. I’ve talked about it for years via my annual citrus round-up, and if I had my way I’d probably write a whole damn cookbook on citrus fruit. I totally would. I think I’ve run out of words to describe [...]

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Saeco Review + Easy Tiramisu!

by Matt on December 11, 2012

The email landed in my box asking if I wanted to try the Phillips Saeco Syntia, a fully automatic espresso machine from Philips. I don’t even want to tell you the number of automatic espresso machines that have lived on my counter over the past twenty years, some good, some not so good. What begins [...]

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While you may still be a bit overstuffed from Thanksiving, this is a perfect time to remind you that we’re officially in holiday mode which means S-W-E-E-T-S!  And I really do want to remind you as well that the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest is well under way! You’ve entered, right? What do you mean [...]

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Can you believe it’s that time again? That’s correct, I’m thrilled to announce the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest which launched this week! And if you’re up for the adventure, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker and TuttiFoodie.com invite you to enter the fabulous, 6th annual Chocolate Adventure Contest.  So go ahead: invent, create, explore the boundaries [...]

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The following is a post inspired by Häagen-Dazs® ice cream, encouraging life’s little luxuries. It’s about taking a step back and enjoying all that’s important and delicious in life. When I began writing about this topic, I thought it’d be easy. I was going to start by saying that even though the vacation is months [...]

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Hi everyone and happy Monday! It’s back to the grind for me after a glorious quasi-weekend off! Ok, when you run your own business you don’t really ever have an actual day off, but after a few hours of resetting the studio and cleaning up we did manage to sneak away here. It really is [...]

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Tart Cherry Hand Pies

by Matt on February 27, 2012

  The note inside the package from American Spoon stopped me in my tracks. “Hope these preserved cherries bring fond memories of your trip to Michigan’s Cherry Festival.” The timing was perfect, actually. Not only is it National Cherry Month, but the chilly weather (even in California!) and non-stop work schedule made me long for [...]

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Winter Citrus, Revisited

by Matt on January 5, 2012

This is a story about winter citrus. More specifically, it’s a story about finding a day to play in a photo studio, complete with beautiful props and gorgeous styling. It’s a story dedicated to free form (there are no recipes here!), to abundant light, to taking it slow and easy during the new year, but [...]

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