Special Occassions

Treats for special moments

  • Roast Chicken with Lavender and Honey

    September 11, 2023marissajmakes

    There are few things I love more than a roast chicken. Something about this simple, yet hearty meal is so comforting, and is so easy to adapt to seasonal ingredients. This roast chicken with lavender and honey has the most perfectly sticky-sweet and salty flavor, and creates the most delicious…

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  • Double Lemon Cake with Marionberry Compote

    May 15, 2023marissajmakes

    This double lemon cake is full of bright flavors that are perfect for springtime. It has a lemon sponge, lemon curd and Marionberry compote filling, and a salted Swiss meringue buttercream to finish. If you aren’t familiar, Marionberries are similar to blackberries, but with a more rounded flavor (in my…

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  • Passion Fruit Curd Tart with Shortbread Crust

    January 20, 2023marissajmakes

    While we often associate winter with bitter cold and long nights, I always like to associate it with citrus season, and peak passion fruit season. Passion fruit is such a fun and odd fruit, with a leathery exterior, and a juicy, tropical, and very acidic interior. If you’re a fan…

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  • Pear and Pecan Pie with Salted Caramel Sauce

    October 30, 2022marissajmakes

    I love pie. I love making it, I love eating it, and I love sharing it. This pie is a celebration of fall harvest and flavors. The filling is comprised of a pecan layer, and a simple spiced pear filling that is both refreshing and comforting. And the best part?…

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Tarragon Sugar

    June 3, 2022marissajmakes

    Strawberry rhubarb pie with a twist Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of my all time favorite pies, and an absolute must for spring and summer. I’ve put a slight spin on this classic recipe by making a tarragon infused sugar for the filling. It’s herbaceous, floral, complex, and most importantly,…

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