winter

  • 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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  • A woman serves a pink cocktail garnished with a grapefruit slice. There is a bottle of Empress 1908 gin next to the cocktail.

    Empress Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail

    January 9, 2023marissajmakes

    Winter citrus is one of my favorite ingredients to experiment this time of year, both in my food recipes, and my cocktail recipes! With only 3 ingredients, this Empress Grapefruit Fizz cocktail is anything but ordinary, and is full of wonderful midwinter flavor. The all-natural indigo hue of the Empress 1908 Gin enhances the gorgeous pinks…

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  • A serving platter filled with papardelle pasta, coated in beef bolognese with butternut squash.

    Autumn Beef Bolognese

    December 26, 2022marissajmakes

    This autumn beef bolognese with butternut squash is *almost* traditional, but completely delicious. It’s one of my favorites for chilly days, and is a comforting classic. This recipe uses ground beef, as well as butternut squash to create the most luscious and rich ragú that’s perfect for enjoying on chilly nights. It’s a little bit of…

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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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  • 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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