Spring is for Rhubarb: Wine-Roasted Rhubarb

Spring is for Rhubarb: Wine-Roasted Rhubarb

by Weeknight Gourmet Guest Blogger Elizabeth Terry Spring is for rhubarb!!! A few years ago, my sister Meghan discovered a love for strawberry-rhubarb pie. I’m not sure I was aware of rhubarb before that, but I certainly am now. We’re definitely in rhubarb season on 

Holiday Desserts: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Holiday Desserts: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

I made this cake for Thanksgiving last year and really enjoyed it so I decided to make for last night. The cake is incredibly moist — probably because of the milk in the batter — and the cranberry, cinnamon, allspice mixture provides a wonderful holiday 

Fall Desserts: Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Fall Desserts: Spiced Pumpkin Bread

I was in the mood for a classic fall sweet treat so I turned to the pumpkin for inspiration. Since I consider pumpkin pie a Thanksgiving dessert, I thought a pumpkin bread might be a good early fall alternative. The recipe was very easy and 

Fall Desserts: Dutch Apple Pie

Fall Desserts: Dutch Apple Pie

It’s apple season!  And, that means apple pie! The Little Pie Company in our neighborhood has the most delicious Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie so I searched online for a similar recipe.  I didn’t find one with sour cream in the recipe but I found 

End of Summer Dessert: Blueberry Crisp

End of Summer Dessert: Blueberry Crisp

We had a wonderful Labor Day weekend with our friends Ashley, Dave, and their almost 1-year-old Nora as well as Amy and her 1-year-old Lucy. We savored the last bit of summer with some local wild blueberries in a yummy and incredibly easy blueberry crisp.  

Sundaes with Fresh Blackberries & Caramel

Sundaes with Fresh Blackberries & Caramel

Yesterday Tim picked lots of beautiful fresh blackberries from our property in the Berkshires.  We didn’t have quite enough for a pie or other dish so we made sundaes with them — delicious vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and the berries.  A yummy combination! For 

Pound Cake & Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone & Honey

Pound Cake & Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone & Honey

Here is a quick and easy summer dessert.  It would have been a healthier dessert except I baked a pound cake (thanks to Betty Crocker). Make sure the peaches are ripe but not too ripe — it’s easier to cut them. The peaches were even 

Best Blueberry Pie Ever?  Blueberry Crumble Pie

Best Blueberry Pie Ever? Blueberry Crumble Pie

We had lots of visitors of the human, canine, and baby variety this weekend in Becket — the Sheehans (Amy, Colin and Lucy), the Fleckers (Kate, Evan, Duncan, and Sadie), and Danny, Rachel, and Maddie (woof!).  We had lots of fun, Angus had many playmates, 

Betty's, Buckles, Cobblers, Crumbles and Crisps…oh my!

Betty's, Buckles, Cobblers, Crumbles and Crisps…oh my!

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a crisp and a cobbler?  What about brown betty’s and buckles?  (To be honest, I don’t think I had ever heard of a buckle until I found this recipe.)  The one commonality I do know is 

Grilled Pound Cake with Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Tropical Fruit

Grilled Pound Cake with Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Tropical Fruit

Looking for a truly decadent summer dessert?  Look no further than grilled pound caked topped with delicious mango and papaya drizzled in a rich Mexican chocolate and topped with homemade whipped cream. What a wonderful combination of flavors and textures!  I love the rich chocolate