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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Classic Thanksgiving Desserts – Apple Pie, Pumpkin Brûlée and More

One of our favorite things about Thanksgiving is dessert. Or desserts, to be more precise. How many other meals is it perfectly acceptable to have two or three different desserts at once? From apple pie to pumpkin creme brûlée, here are some of our favorite fall desserts.

Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Pumpkin Creme Brulee

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Strawberry Rhubarb Compote with Mint: Lovely with Angel Food Cake

The mint in our garden is pernicious. It pops up next to the bok choi, insinuates itself into the kiwi beds, and goes absolutely nuts in its own special metal bin, until you might think you can hear it banging its tiny, minty fists against the sides in breezy-fresh refusal to be contained. And so, the mint-eating season begins. We took this fast and easy, sweet and tangy dessert to our friend Sara’s house for Mother’s Day, where it proved popular with the young and old alike.

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Mounds

You probably remember these no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies from childhood. You’d come in from playing outside and your friend’s mom had them on the counter. Or you’d bring them as your cookie contribution to your Girl Scouts meeting. These cookies are as pleasing as they are simple to make.

No-8ake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
No-8ake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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Apple Tart Tatin – A Beautiful and Easy Dessert

Tart tatin is fun to say. Especially in a french accent. It’s also fun to eat. We’re planning to make this for New Year’s Eve dessert. This easy apple dessert is decadent, pretty, and easy to make.

Apple Tart Tatin
Apple Tart Tatin

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