Rosé, Brut Rosé Ricotta Pie, Cheesecake

Brut Rosé Ricotta Pie

February has arrived. And with the first of the month, the countdown begins. How will you declare your undying love to your valentine? Will it be with roses? Will it be with chocolate? Or will it be with something infinitely more original? Say, a Brut Rosé Ricotta Pie? You’ve made the right choice, my friend. Something baked from the heart, for the heart’s desire, with an almost-full bottle of Brut Rosé to spare. It’s such a perfect scenario, that Cupid himself would shoot the hell out of it. But before we get started on the recipe, I have something I need …

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Mincemeat Almond Pie with Bourbon Glaze

Tis the season for pie! And since I am personally obsessed with all things British, I am going to subject you to a traditional English recipe once again. But fear not, for as always I have added a unique twist to the classic recipe. Because who likes messing with a good thing? I do! With the help of MI-DEL Pie Crusts, I have created a scrumptious pie recipe to add to the holiday bake list: Mincemeat Almond Pie with Bourbon Glaze. Who wants a slice? For red-blooded Americans a pie with ‘meat’ in the title might sound a bit unappetizing. …

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Easy Appetizer: Artichoke Heart Pockets

As I’ve mentioned in the past, my bread and butter isn’t actually this blog. My day job is serving as a food stylist and recipe developer for retail brands. I help create recipes and photo shoots for the brands’ Instagram pages, websites, and advertising campaigns. They even let me eat, I mean, clean up after I am done. It’s a tough job. Recently, I teamed up with Reese Specialty Foods to create a scrumptious recipe using their jarred artichoke hearts for their Instagram page. Well, the results were so delicious that I simply had to share it with you, my …

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Big Apple Cheesecake

Today we’re going to revisit one of our most popular recipe posts from back in September 2015, The Big Apple Cheesecake. Inspired by my former home of Manhattan, this is sure to tantalize your tastebuds. New York City epitomizes everything that is great about America… it’s vibrant, culturally diverse, and rooted in patriotism.  So, I couldn’t think of a better way to represent this great city than with a unique recipe that combines American Apple Pie and New York Style Cheesecake.  Baked in a hollowed-out apple, the ricotta cheesecake filling is unexpectedly enhanced by a sharp Fontinella flavor (reminiscent of the cheddar …

Aria, Jean Philippe Patisserie, Raspberry Tart

The Anatomy of a Pastry

I normally balk and roll my eyes when people celebrate made-up holidays. But when I heard that World Baking Day was coming up on May 17th, I thought that holiday festivities would certainly be appropriate. Celebrating the most delicious, flaky, buttery concoction to have ever been dreamt up? Sounds like a legitimate holiday to me. And who better than a world-renowned pastry chef to help us kick off the celebration, right?! The amazing confections at Jean Philippe Patisserie at ARIA are simply stunning. Layered with the finest ingredients, Jean Phillippe’s sweet inventions are a sight to see. Lucky for you, the …

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5 Must-Try Dessert Recipes

GUEST WRITER: Robin Young Burinskiy of Feather & Flint Robin is a writer & photographer living in the suburbs of Boston. Blogging occupies all of her waking hours—from 9 to 5, she’s the managing editor & content writer for a growing company’s blog; and in her free time, she recently started Feather & Flint, her lifestyle blog. She writes thought-provoking pieces about relationships & careers; gathers recipes & playlists for the perfect dinner party; posts photos & advice from her world travels; and so much more.  Follow along with Robin: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+.   At the risk of revealing …

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Mascarpone Rainbow Pizza

If you have been following along with the blog, then you are well aware that October was National Pizza Month. Yes, awesome. I know. And to celebrate that sacred month of observance, I teamed up with Mama Mary’s® to bring you two sponsored recipe posts: the first was the seasonally appropriate Spicy Harvest Pizza and the second is today’s Mascarpone Rainbow Pizza. You heard me right… Rainbow. Pizza. And yes, I know it’s already November but who said we can’t drag this out a bit longer?! As previously admitted, pizza is a weekly dinner staple in my household. It’s easy to whip …

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S’mores Pie Pops

Have you ever pondered life’s big questions? Like how can the universe have originated from the Big Bang? Or where does my lost left sock live now? Well there’s one life-altering question that I always come back to… how can I improve upon the s’more? I know what you’re thinking “Sam, you’re crazy because the s’more is perfection incarnate!”. Yes, but what if we could combine its essential elements with another seemingly infallible dessert? Inspired by this fabulously all-American outdoor picnic, I present to you S’mores Pie Pops… S’MORES PIE POPS INGREDIENTS 1 pie crust 1 cup of semisweet chocolate …