spring

  • A passion fruit curd tart styled with passion fruit, seasonal flowers, and citrus curls

    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 of lemony flavor, you’ll love passion…

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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, absolutely delicious. Tarragon: for extra spring…

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  • Almond Cake with Rhubarb Compote

    May 13, 2022marissajmakes

    This almond cake with rhubarb compote and whipped cream is a simple cake. But sometimes the best flavors are simple, and this cake couldn’t be easier to make. The cake layers use almond flour and extract, and the rhubarb compote filling paired with the fresh strawberries makes this a delightful (and surprisingly light) spring treat! Taking…

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  • Castelfranco Radicchio Salad with Fennel, Orange, and Sumac Dressing

    March 29, 2022marissajmakes

    I love salads. They’re a blank canvas to delight your tastebuds with various textures and flavors, and are fresh and healthy. I know they get a bad rep, but salads don’t have to be, nor should they be, boring! This Castelfranco radicchio salad takes the best of winter produce to make a salad that’s delightfully refreshing,…

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  • Key Lime Pie with Speculoos Crust

    February 22, 2022marissajmakes

    Key lime pie is an American classic. Rich, creamy, and full of the bright flavor of key limes, it’s both easy to make, and a delight to eat. This version uses sour cream to aid in richness, and makes this dessert an absolute cinch to make. What are Key limes, and where do I find them?…

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