Cool Stuff – Desserts
“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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“Easy Blueberry Tart”

My first activity upon returning to American soil was picking 2 gallons of blueberries at Tulipwood, and making a blueberry tart. My dad has the most amazing blueberry bushes that he has been cultivating for years. And the timing worked out just right for them to be ripe for the picking the day I returned from my France Road Trip.  We have an annual tradition of making Blueberry Pinot Noir […]

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“Blueberry Pinot Noir Jam”

This summer I spent time at Tulipwood with my dad picking blueberries. After six years of growing them they are the best they have ever been. My dad taught me quite a few things while we were picking, for example: If you pick a green one eat it because they are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. You have to net the blueberry bushes of course, because the birds will eat […]

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“Baked Apples Stuffed with KIND Healthy Grains Clusters”

I made a seriously delicious recipe over the weekend and you must make it immediately. Lately I’ve been experimenting with KIND Healthy Grains Clusters, which have five super grains in them, including quinoa, millet, and gluten free oats. I first started working with KIND products last year when they sponsored the gift bags at my Adventure Getaways. I had come across the brand often in airports in my busy travel […]

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