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Blackberry-Vanilla Pie

Those of us crazy about fruit watch the farmers markets and stores like hawks, waiting for the first berries to arrive as the signal that yes,

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Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert that originated in Limousin. The name comes from clafotis, which means “to fill up,” in Occitan, an old French

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Sorbets and Granitas

When the heat’s on, the last last thing you want is kitchen time at the stove or have the oven blasting. This is when sorbets,

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Vanilla-Scented Madeleines

Madeleines are the quintessential French tea cake, with a mouth-pleasing crisp exterior, and a dense cake-like interior. If you enjoy serving beautiful desserts, it’s worth

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Lemon-Vanilla Granita

One of the delightful things about granitas is that you can switch out the flavors and add herbs or spices without screwing things up. This

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Plum-Vanilla Sorbet

My all-time favorite plums are Santa Rosa plums, created by none other than the famous Luther Burbank, who lived in the Santa Rosa Valley at

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