Maple Scones – A Quintessential Cozy Fall Treat

During the last weekend of October, I traveled across the state to visit my parents in their country home in Wallowa County where the golden leaves were hanging one for just a few more days. The brilliance on that Friday during my weekend stay epitomized a quintessential dream of a fall day – bright sunshine, […]

Savarin with Fresh Summer Fruit, Candied Pistachios and Chantilly Cream

The final recipe of the second season of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen is one I have been excited to share with you as it was inspired by a delicious experience and meal I had the opportunity to enjoy this past summer at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse in Berkeley. While I can never replace the experience […]

A Simple Summer Dessert: Homemade Ricotta Mousse with Fresh Berries

Lately I have been trying to stretch my palette as well as my abilities in the kitchen. And often my inspiration comes from delicious food I have the opportunity to enjoy when I dine out and about in Bend or elsewhere. Such was the case when I dined at The French Market a few weeks […]

A Fresh Strawberry Tart

A classic dessert recipe to have in your personal cookbook is a fresh fruit tart. Filled with delicious custard and topped with the freshest and your favorite fruit of the season, this dessert is also a beautiful, and more importantly delicious grand finale to a meal. As I approached the recipe, I searched for a […]