Jelly-stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Growing up in France, peanut butter was not a childhood staple and only when I moved to the US did I realize how common it was and HOW DELICIOUS!!I am thankful every day that I do not have any nut allergy and can enjoy all kinds of dessert containing tree nuts or ground nuts!! The…

Millionaire’s Shortbread

As a big candy bar fan, [my favorite is Twix] making some Millionaire’s Shortbread is a no-brainer. Chocolate, caramel, crunchy shortbread all make for what I personally think is an extra-satisfying treat. Small pieces are recommended…less is more applies when enjoying this ultra- rich dessert but it is worth EVERY bite if you ask me….

Strawberry-Raspberry Cake

Summer baking often has to be simplified for many reasons: 1) no-one wants to spend hours in the kitchen making elaborate desserts 2) the oven can’t be on too much because it’s hot!! and 3) you want to be outside enjoying your guests, the pool, the outdoors and life in general!! So, you need some…

Peach Caramel Blondie Bars

Bar cookies are a no-fuss option when you don’t want to be too involved in your baking. A 9-inch square pan lined with foil does the trick. Easy removal and easy clean up. And when it comes to the peach and caramel combo, with a touch of white chocolate, piled on a dense and chewy…

Strawberry Shortcake for a special lady

When my mother-in-law recently celebrated her 85th birthday, she had one request: Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Sweettablescapes was happy to oblige. This classic never gets old and fresh strawberry season makes us crave this sweet and delicious treat, covered in fresh whipped cream!! The recipe is from Ricardo and it was a winner!!The cake is…

Clafoutis: a summer staple

Clafoutis has become the ubiquitous name for every delicious fruit dessert where berries or most stone-fruit are mixed into a velvety batter of eggs, milk and/ or cream and a bit of flour or cornstarch. The purists will tell you that the term clafoutis is ONLY used when made with cherries, the true classic (and…

Summer cookies to celebrate every occasion!!

June has been an incredibly busy month as usual and Sweettablescapes had the pleasure of making many different, fun, colorful and tasty cookies for your family events; here are some of our creations: These butterfly cookies were pulled from the invite / save-the-date card sent earlier in the year… More blue cookies with these flowers,…

Sundried Tomatoes and Olive Loaf

Every summer is an opportunity to make some savory loaves that will accompany all our salads and light lunches; Sweettablescapes is always happy to try another combination of ingredients and flavors based on an otherwise consistent recipe of flour, oil and eggs. (we’ve made many other versions here and here). This Sundried Tomatoes and Olive…

Pina Colada Pie

If you make one dessert this summer, let it be this fabulous Pina Colada Pie (recipe from Food and Wine Magazine, June 2022). It blends all the flavors of summer and the tropics into a wonderful, refreshing dessert. Pineapple, coconut, rum and a shortbread crust make for a perfect combo and ideal “pool party” treat!!…

Cookie Dough Tart

Is this the ideal dessert for the upcoming week-end and its 90-and-up forecasted temperatures? Will it melt ? It certainly will: in your mouth!!! A chocolate-lover’s treat, this Cookie Dough Tart elevates the traditional chocolate chip cookie to another level with its crunchy chocolate crust filled with a “safe” sweet cookie dough containing no raw…