Blueberry Galette with a Pecan Crust

It’s been unseasonably hot all summer. While some parts of the garden are less than thrilled, over in the blueberry section, the mood is quite appreciative. With the bushes busting out, this Bon Appetit recipe for blueberry galette with a pecan crust seemed like just the dessert for a little summer garden party.

Oozy Blueberries
Oozy Blueberries

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Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

As I sit in the springtime garden writing this, happy birds are playing in the bird bath, flowers are bursting into bloom, and the air smells sweet and fresh. Truly a wonderful spring afternoon. In celebration of the season, our rhubarb theme continues, this time with a new twist on the popular apple tart tatin. Caramelized rhubarb is topped with batter and baked in the oven, for a straightforward and delicious springtime dessert, in this recipe from Saveur.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Lemon

It’s rhubarb season in Seattle. That special window of time when strawberries and rhubarb coincide and you must make all manner of special desserts to fully enjoy the moment. This flexible two-part slow-cooker cobbler from epicurious lets you make the rhubarb part in advance, if you like, and then bake the lemony biscuits at the time of your rhubarb celebration.

Lemony Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Lemony Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

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Chewy (Gluten-Free) Dark Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

These chewy chocolate cookies from Bon Appetit also happen to be gluten-free. They  have shockingly few ingredients and, with the exception of the cacao nibs, you likely already have everything on hand. If you can get cacao nibs in your area, definitely do. They add a richer favor and a fun crunchy texture. But if you don’t have them around, don’t let that stop you from making this super simple cookie recipe.

Chewy Dark Chocolate Cookies
Chewy Dark Chocolate Cookies

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Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy, sweet molasses cookies with a bite of ginger. A little glass of milk. Napkin (optional). Perfection.

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Salted Honey and Chocolate Bark

We love the complex flavors of this bark recipe from Bon Appetit: the earthiness of the cacao nibs and coffee + the sweetness of the cherries and chocolate + the saltiness of the crumbled saltines and sea salt flakes. The flavors may be complex, but making these cookies is easy.

Salted Honey & Chocolate Bark
Salted Honey & Chocolate Bark

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Almond and Orange Florentines

Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s Splendid Table is one of our favorite radio programs. And Yotam Ottolenghi is one of our favorite chefs. So when we found this recipe by Mr. Ottolenghi, on Ms. Kasper’s website, we had to make it. These are flipping easy – very few ingredients and very few steps. If you need a cookie that wows, and you need it now, this is the cookie for you.

Almond & Orange Florentines
Almond & Orange Florentines

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