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Strawberry Rum Pie Redux — with vanilla bean, custard & cream

A few years back I created a strawberry cream pie that quickly became a favorite in my circle. A fresh, custardy celebration of vanilla, rum and stewed seasonal berries, the summery dessert has become a common craving and repeated request. … Continue reading

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Tart Mandarin Orange Cheesecake

One of my favorite things about winter is as simple as this: eating a mandarin orange.  In the darkest days of the year, the little fruit comes into peak season like a timely gift.  With a burst of vibrant color … Continue reading

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A Low Key Lime Pie

Winter citrus lures me in. Vibrant in the midst of gray-sky days, these seasonal fruits burst with a sense of refreshment that simply feels needed. Sitting in my office the other day, an acquaintance stopped at my door and caught … Continue reading

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