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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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    Huckleberry Pie

    February 18, 2022marissajmakes

    I have many fond memories of wandering along the Huckleberry Trail in the regional park where I grew up, munching on freshly picked huckleberries straight from the bushes. That’s one of the things I miss about living in the Bay Area, is the wild bursts of sweetness during the summer months from the berry brambles and…

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  • Meyer Lemon Italian Meringue Pie

    January 12, 2022marissajmakes

    Meyer lemons are high on my list of favorite fruits, and Meyer lemon meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts. I grew up with Meyer lemon trees at my parents house. Because we never had to buy lemons, I didn’t know that regular lemons were very different until I got a bit older. I still…

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