Tag Archives: Raspberry

pretty and pink

Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Raspberry Buttercream

I think Valentine’s Day falls into the “holidays that are way better as a child” category. In elementary school, I used to love to go the store to buy the box of Valentines for the class gift exchange. I will admit that I was a little boy crazy from the womb. I had 3 “boyfriends” alone in 1st grade. I would dig through the box of assorted Valentines and choose the “best” one for whatever boy I had a crush on at the time. Continue reading

on a whim

One of the best things about shopping at the market for “whatever looks good” and not for the exact items on a recipe is that it leads to improvisation.  My Mom and Aunt were in town for a long weekend and one night I decided to make a batch of Kristin‘s addictive corn chowder since I always have corn (and bacon) on hand this time of year.  But I also wanted to make something a little bit special for dessert.  Luckily I had a bunch of peaches and raspberries sitting on my counter and I immediately thought that I would turn them into some sort of cobbler or crisp.  After searching recipes online for a while and not finding one that didn’t require a trip to the store for at least 1 item, I remembered that I have a crumble recipe that I know is good and surely I can just tweak it a bit.  And that is just what I did. Continue reading