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  • Apple Crisp (Reduced Carb Version)

    Apple Crisp (Reduced Carb Version)

    I set out to reduce the calories and carbs in a new version of apple crisp, hoping of course not to lose any of the pleasures of a good apple crisp......



  • Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Chocolate Bread Pudding

    I've been exploring the world of bread puddings (see box) for the last few months and so when I needed a dessert for dinner a few nights ago with our ...



  • Chocolate Espresso Mayan Cookies

    Chocolate Espresso Mayan Cookies

    These little guys are sneaky little chocolate bombs. They look innocent enough on the plate, but in your mouth they explode a burst of dark, dangerous...



  • Fiery, Dark, Dangerous Chocolate Soufflé

    Fiery, Dark, Dangerous Chocolate Soufflé

    I've been looking for an excuse to make this adaptation of a dark chocolate soufflé I developed several years ago for the 2001 Valentine's Day editio...



  • Fig Tart with Creamy Goat Cheese, Rosemary and Honey

    Fig Tart with Creamy Goat Cheese, Rosemary and Honey

    For this tart the figs were very ripe and sweet so I thought a honey mascarpone filling might be too much, but the idea of using a savory herb intrigu...



  • Ginger-Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    Ginger-Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    Not only is this dish easy to make, it's the perfect finish for a casual dinner with friends. Made ahead of time, the puddings can go in the oven jus...



  • Homemade Applesauce

    Homemade Applesauce

    This quick and tasty applesauce recipe has become a standbye in our house from September to early November. We love it on our oatmeal in the morning ...



  • Low-Carb Linzer Cookies for Christmas

    Low-Carb Linzer Cookies for Christmas

    These sinful-looking cookies – inspired by the ancient Linzer Torte, which dates back to the 17th century -- are only 7 grams of carbohydrates each, t...



  • Maine Blueberry Caramel

    Maine Blueberry Caramel

    Maine's wild blueberry season is short (about 5 weeks or so, starting in late July or early August), and only 1% of the crop is sold fresh, which mean...



  • Mocha Mint Granita

    Mocha Mint Granita

    Granita is reputed to have been made in Roman times, and I've been making coffee granita for over 30 years. Since it's so popular and traditional, I c...



  • Papaya-Ginger Bread Pudding with Lime

    Papaya-Ginger Bread Pudding with Lime

    The other day, faced with a half a large red Caribbean papaya to use up, I decided to go back to the bread pudding gods one more time. This preparatio...



  • Peach Cobbler - The Pastry Variation

    Peach Cobbler - The Pastry Variation

    I made my first cobbler over forty years ago, and I've been making them ever since...and all that time my idea of cobbler has been the same: fruit, co...



  • Pear Bread Pudding with Maine Blueberry Caramel

    Pear Bread Pudding with Maine Blueberry Caramel

    I've been on a tear with savory bread puddings and savory flans lately so all I have to do is shift gears, add some sugar and I'm in business...bread ...



  • Pistachio Cream Tartlet

    Pistachio Cream Tartlet

    A search on the 'net for "pistachio pie" will return dozens of recipes based on something called "pistachio pudding and pie mix." This stuff might be ...



  • Pistachio Ice Cream

    Pistachio Ice Cream

    This recipe for pistachio ice cream is one that I've developed by a trial and error process, starting with the proportions of milk, eggs and sugar in ...



  • Rustic Blueberry Tarts with Ginger

    Rustic Blueberry Tarts with Ginger

    These tarts are relatively quick, decorative on the plate, and don't require any special bakeware. The blueberry taste is dominant and pleasing, with ...



  • Rutabaga Pie

    Rutabaga Pie

    I'm a big fan of rutabaga, as regular readers know. With locally grown rutabaga available most of the year here in Portland now that the farmers' mark...



  • Strawberry Crumble

    Strawberry Crumble

    I love strawberries but I'm a strawberry snob. It's not just that I'm addicted to the taste of fresh strawberries...I also love them because they fit ...



  • Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

    Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

    One of the tricks for getting through the harsh winters we have here in Maine is to fill our freezers with harvest bounty in summer, when our farmers'...



  • Sweet Risotto with Pear Compote and Ganache

    Sweet Risotto with Pear Compote and Ganache

    I tinkered a bit with the risotto source recipe, using U.S. measures and adding a bit of the compote to the pot at the finish. The pear compote is a s...



  • Tennessee Bourbon Cookies

    Tennessee Bourbon Cookies

    My friend Kevin at Seriously Good posted his grandmother Mummo's Bourbon Cake recipe a couple of weeks ago, which he tells us is a Christmas tradition...



  • Xtreme Chocolate Tartlet

    Xtreme Chocolate Tartlet

    I developed this chocolate-crust chocolate tartlet for my food column in the South End News a few years ago, for a Valentine's day piece about the foo...