Cool Stuff – Desserts
“Tarragon Panna Cotta”

What’s your favorite dessert? I lean toward the creamy ones, light and creamy with mild sweetness that allows the other flavors to come through. My grandmother used to tell me to cut the sugar in a recipe by half at least, in order to accentuate the other flavors, and that’s a motto that I’ve lived by when cooking. So today I thought I’d share one of my favorite dessert recipes […]

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“How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker”

One of the stories my dad tells me most often about his childhood memories at Tulipwood, is the sound of his grandmother’s ice cream being churned in the kitchen. It was a loud sort of affair, perhaps the first invention on the way to today’s modern ice cream makers. I like to think of her, my great grandmother, making a custard on her stove and then deciding what she was […]

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“Decorating Cookies with Ann Potter Baking”

In just seven years, Sarah DeClerk she has grown Ann Potter Baking Company from a part-time hobby to a successful business that has partnered with the likes of Disney for Gap, Hanky Panky, Vitamix, Bloomingdales, and Harpers Collins Publishers. Sarah shares her passion and creativity by teaching classes locally and regionally on her craft and loves to speak on the benefits of creativity and living a balanced life. Along with weekly […]

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“Ann Potter Baking’s Legendary Icing Recipe”

When we sat down with Sarah for Ann Potter Baking to decorate cookies, we were lucky enough to convince her to give us her Legendary Icing Recipe, which is the key to all of her beautiful cookies. We won’t beat around the bush here, so without further ado here is Ann Potter Baking’s Legendary Icing Recipe. We could seriously watch her decorate cookies for hours on end. Her cookies are true works of […]

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“Homemade Gift: Quince Pâte de Fruit”

As part of my grand quince experiment this fall at Tulipwood, I decided to go way back to my culinary school days and make a fancy schmancy quince pate de fruit recipe. This, like my last quince recipe, would make a wonderful homemade gift this holiday season. And unlike the quince membrillo, this is the type of recipe that would work well with other fruits. A pâte de fruit is a type […]

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“Homemade Gift: Quince Membrillo”

It was a big quince harvest at Tulipwood this year. We make a lot of quince jelly every year, but I always long to dream up new and creative ideas for how to use all of these quinces. There have been years we have been so overwhelmed that we’ve sold them to the local health food store because we had all the jelly we could give away and eat for […]

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“Apple Rose Hand Pies”

This year I decided that Fall is my favorite season. The colors this Fall just knocked my socks off and it inspired me to cook so many things and explore new adventure. These Apple Rose Hand Pies were just one example that I’m excited to share with you. I think they would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving or holiday party menu and they celebrate all of the amazing […]

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“10 Pies to Impress at this Year’s Friendsgiving”

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means its much more fun sister, “Friendsgiving,” is already in full swing. If there is one course everyone is looking forward to, it’s for sure dessert. The following is a roundup of our top “10 Pies to Impress at this Year’s Friendsgiving.” 1. G’s Heirloom Apple Pie Classic, sweet and oh-so-tasty.  This one will win over your pickiest of friends. Don’t forget to start […]

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“Pumpkin Ginger Clafoutis”

I’m always looking for new ways to use pumpkin during the short, beautiful window that it is in season. While having family dinner one Sunday afternoon recently, someone mentioned “clafoutis.” I had never really had clafoutis on my radar but it occurred to me that as a custard, it would make the perfect vehicle for so many flavorings. So I decided to begin a a little ‘clafoutis experiment,’ keep reading […]

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“Breakfast Popsicles”

Breakfast popsicles are a fun, easy way to pack maximum nutrition into breakfast on the go. These can be made weeks ahead and stored in resealable plastic bags, and they’re infinitely versatile. Try them with yogurt for a creamy texture, or coconut or almond milk for a non-dairy variety. Start with unsweetened ingredients when possible and add in flavorings and sweeteners to your taste for the healthiest versions. As variations, […]

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