Food coloring is a popular way to tweak the way our food looks. Even just a little is enough to make a dish more appetizing. This is why large companies rely so heavily on both artificial and natural food coloring. You can easily spot the pattern when you look at product labels. Many will use […]
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with fruit. We see the same limited selection in local stores time and time again, then end up focusing on these, rather than looking for what else is out there. Yet, there are countless unusual and exotic fruits to try – including many many types of berries. […]
Berries are a universal snack that can be eaten fresh and alone or turned into many yummy meals, desserts, and more. Fruit pies are great for sharing, especially during holiday celebrations. Fruit smoothies are also quite popular as you can play around with flavors, and it’s a healthy choice no matter how you go about […]
Mulberries are similar to blackberries in appearance but come with a good balance of sweet and tart. They can be enjoyed alone, either fresh or dry. They also make great additions to smoothies, smoothie bowls, trail mixes, and other sweet, healthy snacks. In addition to being versatile, they’re also healthy. They make great weight-loss food […]
A very simple and fool-proof way to do a creme brulee. The use of canning jars makes a perfect solution to storing them in the refrigerator too. This is definitely the best and easiest way to do a creme brulee. An hour at 176F should give you a very silky custard. You may go for […]
Cobblers are such a great dessert, and depending on where you are from in the U.S. and whose grandmother’s special recipe you ate most as a kid, you may have very different ideas about what exactly a ‘cobbler’ is from someone else.
Generally, though, we can all agree it is a fruit-based dessert with some kind of biscuit or cake-like topping, baked till it’s bubbly and delicious, and served with a healthy heaping of love! Since I’m writing this in the summertime, I have this cobbler filling made up of the classic combo of yellow peach and raspberry. Find the ripest, most in season produce you can however, if peaches and raspberries are not an option for you!
Whenever there is a hot summer day and I feel the smell of fresh raspberries, I think about this dessert. It is so easy to prepare and it is impossible not to love it. The chocolate mousse is soft and smooth and it is enriched by the extraordinary delicate flavor of the raspberries.
The classical mousse may also be considered a caloric bomb as it contains a lot of ingredients like egg yolks and milk. This alternative is a healthier one as it uses ricotta. The Italian specialty should be present in everybody’s diet and it can successfully replace other kind of cheese: it tastes delicious and it also has very few calories. The creamy texture makes it perfect for many desserts.
Kids love cupcakes. Adults love cupcakes. And I love them too. I can do so many things with cupcakes and cook them in a lot of different ways. So I decided to go for “surprise” cupcakes this time. What is the surprise? The raspberry filling, of course. You can’t see it from the outside, but you will certainly feel it when you taste the dessert.
I must tell you from the beginning that there are more steps to do for this recipe, but in the end you will see that it is quite easy to prepare. It will take about 40 minutes to get the cupcakes done but they will worth every single minute.
This classic pound cake is a favorite of mine, and it comes together quickly if you have a good stand mixer and reliable oven. The berries are a lovely light and fresh complement, and the addition of mascarpone into a basic whipped cream topping adds a rich creamy texture you will love!
If you don’t eat all the pound cake in one sitting, wrap it well and it will keep perfectly for up to three days. Feel free to throw together whatever fresh berries you have or prefer, whatever is in season from your local farmer’s market.